Why when repossession agents try to repossess something, they risk getting arrested rather than law enforcement cooperating with them?

Yes, I did watch too much of Airplane Repo, but why would a cop arrest someone who was paperwork proving they were ordered to take that private jet or yacht? What are they really doing wrong? If anything the police should be called first to protect the scene and let the agents do their job!

5 Answers

  • 8 months ago
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    If the "paperwork" is not actually a court order to recover the property, it doesn't mean squat. If it is an actual "order of repleven" then the police shouldn't have an issue with it.

    Police do not "protect the scene" for repo agents or bounty hunters (same thing only different). The get called if there is a problem. This is a civil matter, not criminal.

  • 8 months ago

    Your first sentence is SELF-CONTRADICTORY. Law enforcement cooperating or not has nothing to do with if the Repo agent was risking arrest. Even if they are acting 100% within the law, there is no reason for law enforcement to cooperate beyond checking the paperwork to verify the repossession is legal and stand beck.

    Note: Having the police show up essentially GUARANTEES the repossession can't happen.

  • Anonymous
    8 months ago

    Yes, you watch too much TV.  It is standard in MY State for the "repo men" to notify the Police of the pending "repo" to avoid standoffs.

    Read more books, watch less TV.

  • 8 months ago

    Those shows are re-enactments of events and have drama added to keep your interest. Totally phony like ALL "reality" shows.

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  • Rick
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    sometimes it takes a Judge to tell the difference between re-po and stealing ..........

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