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Flagler County Woman Chases Away Vehicle Repossession Men With Rifle
Click Orlando ^ | Apr 24 2013

Posted on 04/25/2013 2:08:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway

Men came to recover Ford Mustang, deputies say

A Flagler County woman has been arrested after deputies say she chased away two men who came to repossess her Ford Mustang with a rifle.

Victoria Higgins has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after she fired shots at the vehicle repossession workers at her home on Mahoganey Bouelvard in Daytona North on Tuesday afternoon.

But as soon as they backed the truck into the driveway - they were met with a .22 caliber rifle, according to Flager County Sheriff's Office.

Higgins fired one round at the ground and ordered the men to get off her property, according to the report.

Police say Higgins then left in the Mustang and was soon found walking towards a local intersection. The car and the rifle were later found at her mother-in-law's house.

Higgins was charged and sent to the Flagler County Inmate Facility where she is being held on $10,000 bond.


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1 posted on 04/25/2013 2:08:35 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

A Flagler County woman has been arrested after deputies say she chased away two men who came to repossess her Ford Mustang with a rifle.

Grand Theft, brandishing, threats.

Shes going down.


2 posted on 04/25/2013 2:16:02 PM PDT by omega4179
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To: nickcarraway

Firing one round into the ground is not the same as “fired shots at the vehicle repossession workers” which was it one into the ground or multiple at the reposessor? Stupid Reporter!


3 posted on 04/25/2013 2:16:43 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: nickcarraway

When someone has a car repossessed, it’s a legal process. So, if someone interferes in a legal process like that - they’re definitely going to end up in jail!

She could have simply sat in the car and that would have stopped it for a few minutes ... LOL ... but the police can be called to force her out of the car. No matter what the woman did, it wasn’t going to stop this legal process.


4 posted on 04/25/2013 2:16:47 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Star Traveler

“When someone has a car repossessed, it’s a legal process. So, if someone interferes in a legal process like that - they’re definitely going to end up in jail!”

About a million years ago, I went to repossess some equipment for the company I was Credit mgr. for. The guy (biggest dude I ever saw!) pulled a pistol on me and knocked our shop boss to the ground. So I left and called the cops. They refused to even talk to the guy. They did nothing, would not allow us to press charges. I hope it’s not that way in most places.


5 posted on 04/25/2013 2:20:41 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: nickcarraway

If someone does you wrong, under the guise of the law, get even, and don’t get caught.


6 posted on 04/25/2013 2:29:53 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: nickcarraway
Grammar and sentence construction obviously is no longer taught in schools, including journalism classes.

A Flagler County woman has been arrested after deputies say she chased away two men who came to repossess her Ford Mustang with a rifle.

According to that sentence, these two men came with a rifle to repossess her Ford Mustang.

7 posted on 04/25/2013 2:34:11 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: AuntB

Did they let the guy get away with the larceny?


8 posted on 04/25/2013 2:37:41 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: nickcarraway

Repo man is always intense.


9 posted on 04/25/2013 2:38:04 PM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: Star Traveler

How is a person supposed to know this is a repo? I have seen what they pass for repo services on TV reality. Granted it is TV, but those people are violating the law in every single episode without exception.

There has to be more to this story.


10 posted on 04/25/2013 2:38:14 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: TheBattman
According to that sentence, these two men came with a rifle to repossess her Ford Mustang.

Are you sure? Because I was thinking the Ford Mustang had the rifle.

11 posted on 04/25/2013 2:40:10 PM PDT by Onelifetogive (I tweet, too... @Onelifetogive)
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To: Born to Conserve

Right, when some deadbeat doesn’t pay her debt and then threatens to shoot you, get even and don’t get caught. Follow her next time she goes to the store and take the car while she’s inside. Then call the cops and get her arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Then sue her for the additional money she owes you on top of what the car’s worth. Then go have a drink while her stupid, broke, ass is sitting in jail.


12 posted on 04/25/2013 2:40:16 PM PDT by LonelyCon
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To: Cyber Liberty

“Did they let the guy get away with the larceny?”

Do you mean did he keep the merchandise? Yes, he kept it, but I found assets, sued him and collected. But he should have spent a night or two in jail.


13 posted on 04/25/2013 2:43:25 PM PDT by AuntB (Illegal immigration is simply more "share the wealth" socialism and a CRIME not a race!)
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To: LonelyCon

nice try.

most modern repo services get a flat fee from the bank.

They also use plate readers to track cares in shopping malls by just driving through.

If they don’t get the job done then it just gets passed on to the next service.

Unless they have a court “break order”, they can not legall cross a fenced, chained or enclosed area.


14 posted on 04/25/2013 2:44:41 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: AuntB

Yes, the assaults should have counted for something.


15 posted on 04/25/2013 2:45:54 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: LonelyCon

Right, when some deadbeat doesn’t pay her debt and then threatens to shoot you, get even and don’t get caught. Follow her next time she goes to the store and take the car while she’s inside. Then call the cops and get her arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. Then sue her for the additional money she owes you on top of what the car’s worth. Then go have a drink while her stupid, broke, ass is sitting in jail.

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Message to self: don’t pi$$ off LonelyCon.


16 posted on 04/25/2013 2:51:47 PM PDT by dmz
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To: AuntB

My husband and I totally freaked out the repo man who came to get the pickup. I was on the upstairs deck and hollered down to him to wait a minute and I would send my husband out with the keys.............

We had begged the bank for months to take the danged thing - but they didn’t want it, just their money and we didn’t have any at the time.


17 posted on 04/25/2013 2:52:15 PM PDT by Gabz (Democrats for Voldemort.)
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To: LonelyCon

“Right...”

How is that “under the guise of the law”? Can’t you read?


18 posted on 04/25/2013 2:54:30 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: longtermmemmory

If one evades the repo men long enough, the creditor will simply file larceny charges for the property. I knew someone who was evading getting their car repossessed, and gave up the chase when they got the registered letter.


19 posted on 04/25/2013 2:58:30 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (I am a dissident. Will you join me? My name is John....)
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To: LonelyCon

“Right...”

How is that “under the guise of the law”? Can’t you read?


20 posted on 04/25/2013 3:01:01 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: AuntB

“About a million years ago, I went to repossess some equipment for the company I was Credit mgr. for. The guy (biggest dude I ever saw!) pulled a pistol on me and knocked our shop boss to the ground. So I left and called the cops. They refused to even talk to the guy. They did nothing, would not allow us to press charges. I hope it’s not that way in most places.”

I talked to a guy at the gym in Panama City who worked as a repo-man for his company. If they didn’t give him the item he’d get the local Sheriff’s detectives to go get it. They would threated the perp with jail and they always got it. When I tried to find out the process required to do that, he was very cagy. I gathered that this wasn’t something the Sheriff did as part of their regular duties. I don’t know, and he wouldn’t say, whether they were using their badges off-duty for cash (or favors, or whatever.)

Anybody else know how this works? Because if a business could have the Sheriff reposes stuff, why hire a repo man?


21 posted on 04/25/2013 3:18:31 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: Gen.Blather

It is part of the Sheriff’s normal job to carry out judgments and repossessions.

I had a store tenant who stiffed me on $3k rent - I won a judgment in court, and the local sheriffs came to his new location with a loading truck and some movers and loaded up his store for auction to pay the debt.

He came up with the $3K the next day.

They don’t always like to do it, but you can get them to if they are not busy or on a boring day.


22 posted on 04/25/2013 3:24:04 PM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Mr. K

“They don’t always like to do it, but you can get them to if they are not busy or on a boring day.”

This guy was using Sheriff’s detectives to repossess things like laptops. I don’t think he was getting judgments as it would be too much effort for the frequent and small dollar items. Also, Panama City is tiny and everybody knew everybody else. The powers that be in politics had been the same families forever. I was thinking it was one of those good old boy family things. (Detectives here can’t be bothered with little crime. It actually has to be political if there isn’t a body laying on the ground.)


23 posted on 04/25/2013 3:28:28 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: nickcarraway
Repo man's life is always intense...


24 posted on 04/25/2013 5:15:56 PM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: nickcarraway

I am not sure what she did was actually illegal. The Florida statute allows you to use deadly force to defend your property. Did she know they were repossessors? If not, then maybe it was legal.


25 posted on 04/25/2013 5:26:26 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: longtermmemmory

Well ... you can always sit in the car and wait for the police to come ... LOL ...


26 posted on 04/25/2013 7:56:59 PM PDT by Star Traveler (Remember to keep the Messiah of Israel in the One-World Government that we look forward to coming)
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To: Gen.Blather

If that’s true then it is just common theft and they should all be prosecuted.

Sherrif’s cannot force it without a court order


27 posted on 04/26/2013 5:56:43 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: Gen.Blather

“Because if a business could have the Sheriff reposes stuff, why hire a repo man?”

I can only speak for Florida, but the way it works is that you hire a lawyer, the lawyer files a lawsuit, gets a court order, and the clerk of the court issues a writ of replevin. All that costs money, I would say about one or two thousand dollars, or more if there is any opposition.

Then the sheriff takes the writ, goes down to where the defendant has the stuff that needs to be seized, and seizes it. If it’s not there, then you need to find it and tell the sheriff where it is.

It takes time and money. Or you can just hire a repo guy and he goes out and does it, charges you several hundred dollars if it’s easy to do. So why would you not always hire a repo guy instead of using the sheriff? Because the repo guy can’t do anything that would “breach the peace.” He can’t use force. He can’t break and enter. He can’t even trespass. All the lady needed to do was tell them to leave, and if they didn’t leave, that would have been breaching the peace.


28 posted on 04/28/2013 6:44:56 AM PDT by Brilliant
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