A repo man called the sheriff’s office last week after being threatened by a property owner.
The man was attempting to execute a repossession order from Title Max for a vehicle located at a Foxdale Road address.
The repo man told police that the vehicle owner had told the lender they could repossess the vehicle “if they could find it.”
The repo man located the vehicle in the back yard of the residence. After confirming the vehicle identification number matched the vehicle he was seeking, the repo man knocked on the front door of the residence.
According to the repo man, a male answered and said the repo man would be shot if he went into the backyard to take the vehicle. The repo man immediately walked away from the residence and called authorities for assistance.
The responding deputy asked the vehicle owner why the car was parked in the backyard instead of the driveway.
The vehicle owner insisted she was not trying to hide the vehicle and had made arrangements with the lender to make a small payment in order to prevent repossession. The vehicle owner claimed no threats were directed at the repo man and that he was simply told it was not a good idea to sneak around in backyards in case someone thought he was a thief and tried to shoot him.
Though the repo man had paperwork from Title Max directing him to take the vehicle, the owner refused to let him repossess the car.
The repo man said he intended to seek a warrant from magistrate court against the owner for concealing mortgaged property since the owner was preventing the lender from repossessing property used to secure a loan.
Other recent incidents investigated by Sheriff’s deputies include:
• entering auto on Beaver Dam Road.
• entering auto on Faith Drive.
• 911 hang up on Amalie Drive.
• verbal complaint at a Raleigh Court address.
• harassing phone calls on Georgetown Drive.
• custody dispute on Dee Kennedy Road.
• theft by taking on Thurmond Road.
• suspicious vehicles on Kennedy Drive.
• damage to property on Ron Drive.
• entering auto on Wentworth Cove Court.
• 911 hang up on Dooley Town Road.
• criminal trespass on Loganville Highway.
• 911 hang up at an Easy Street address.
• 911 hang up on Pin Oak Drive.
• 911 hang up at a Nicole Court address.
• 911 hang up on Loganville Highway.
• 911 hang up on Etheridge Drive.
• verbal dispute at a Ben Johnson Road address.
• fraud on Brenda Street.
• damage to property on Smith Mill Road.
• animal complaint on Tanner’s Bridge Road.
• financial transaction card fraud on Amalie Drive.
• theft report on North Broad Street.
• 911 hang up on Bethlehem Road.
• criminal damage to property on Atlanta Highway.
• civil dispute on Dooley Town Road.
• suspicious activity on Carl-Cedar Hill Road.
• suspicious activity on Kendall Park Drive.
• entering auto on Larry Lane.
• 911 hang up on Georgia Club Drive.
• shoplifting on Atlanta Highway.
• theft by deception on Jordan Cofer Road.
• burglary on City Pond Road.
• noise complaint on Smith Mill Road.