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Repossession Stories and Questions
Repo agent entered private property and secured the vehicle being repossessed to wrecker.
Owner of vehicle confronted the repo agent by chasing and yelling at the agent while they were in the wrecker with the vehicle in motion.
Wrecker hits another vehicle not involved in the repossession and does not stop at time of collision and does not go directly to police station to report the accident.
The bystander who's vehicle was hit calls the police and waits for them to arrive and files report.
Interestingly enough, the vehicle the wrecker hit is a brand new 2007 SUV with less than 100 miles on it, and is nearly $40,000 MSRP. The damage is several thousand dollars at a minimum.
The repo agent notified to local police of the repossession before it happened.
The repossession took place at a manufacturing plant where the owner of the vehicle being repossesed was an employee. Repo agent did not notify the company of the repossession or have permission to be on the property and the property is posted no trespassing.
1. Is this a lawful repossession with respect to Breach of Peace?
2. Is it lawful to repossess on private property of a third party?
3. Besides leaving the scene of an accident, what other trouble is the repo agent in?
This occurred in Illinois.