Naperville Mom Pulls Gun on Repo Man
Last August, the Chicago Tribune reported that a mother of two got herself into a bit of trouble when she pulled a gun on two men who were repossessing her nine-year-old minivan. The incident occurred around 7:30 pm close to the Naper Trails apartment complex where 29-year-old Katherine Reccord lives. She was charged with two misdemeanor counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, for pointing a loaded 9mm semi-automatic pistol at the repossessors. Additional charges include possession of an invalid firearm’s identification card, disorderly conduct, disregarding a stop sign, failure to signal and failure to use a child safety seat.
According to the repo men, one of them was inside the vehicle when the other went to Reccord’s apartment to serve papers. That’s when Reccord came out, brandishing the firearm. She got into the van with one of her children and attempted to drive away from the apartment complex. The repossessors called 911, and police stopped Reccord a short distance away.
For her part, Reccord claims not to have known these were repo men. She asserts they had broken into the van and didn’t identify themselves, so she suspected they were attempting to steal the vehicle.
At DebtStoppers, we understand the stress people are under when they can’t pay their bills and fear losing a vehicle they rely on. However, anyone who is facing repossession should understand that it is illegal to use force or threats of violence to prevent repossession workers from seizing a vehicle. It’s foolish and dangerous to use illegal “self-help” when you have legal options.
Our firm has helped numerous clients hold onto their vehicles through bankruptcy. Depending on the value of your car or truck, you might be able to keep your vehicle as you work toward discharging the rest of your debt. Don’t wait until your vehicle has been repossessed! Call DebtStoppers today at 800-440-7235 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation. We can put you on the right path to financial freedom.