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Do they tow cars under cover of darkness?
Old 11-10-2017, 02:27 AM
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Around 1am I heard a truck idling in front of my house. I got up and saw a flashlight beam looking at a car in neighbor's driveway. Next thing I know it backs in, hooks up the car and drives off. Less than 5 minutes. No lights come on in the house. Repossessed? Would they tow in the night for any other reason? I'm worried about this am when he sees it's gone. He's a loud yeller type with a temper. We only ever say hello from our yards. We leave for work about the same time.... I might leave early today!


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probably was repossessed
Old 11-10-2017, 02:45 AM
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I would leave early too so you don't get roped into any drama.
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Yep. Repo
Old 11-10-2017, 03:02 AM
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Just like on tv
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Old 11-10-2017, 03:21 AM
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The owner was in arrears on his loan, and the finance company ordered repossession. Good repo people can tow a car in a couple of minutes. And yes, they do it at night, when people aren't as likely to hear or see the repo in action.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:27 AM
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It was absolutely repossessed. My husband did that years ago...it was kind of dangerous at times. I'm glad he doesn't do it any more.


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Old 11-10-2017, 05:29 AM
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I'd go for repo since it was in his driveway. It there was was something mechanical wrong the owner would be out there overseeing the tow.

Night towing happens here if there is a snow emergency and you are parked on the street. Fine plus towing expense. LOTS of unhappy people in the AM. but they learn.
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another thought
Old 11-10-2017, 06:33 AM
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What about the car being stolen
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:37 AM
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Hopefully the morning went well. When my SIL's car was repo'd I don't think she got mad because she knew she hadn't been paying...
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:18 AM
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momteach310, pretty sure it's a repo. They seem to like to do it at odd hours when the person least suspects.

But, why would YOU be worried? If people can't pay their bills on time, that's their problem. I don't care what kind of temper he has. People with unnecessary hot tempers make me sick anyway. They need to shut the hell up and realize in their pea-brains that it's all their fault and no one else's.
I just have zero tolerance for dramatic, hot-headed types.
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Yep.
Old 11-10-2017, 11:20 AM
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Sounds like a repo. In my old apartment complex it wasn't uncommon for me to hear the racket of a car getting hauled away at 4 am. I did see a woman scream her head off about her car being taken and she actually unlocked it and climbed inside with it already on the hitch (crane, whatever it's called). The cops had to forcibly remove her.


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Old 11-10-2017, 12:43 PM
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There is a tv show that shows this. It is wild.
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