A trigger-happy thug failed to stop a repo man from hauling off a vehicle in The City on Tuesday morning, police said.
The 25-year-old repo man had some trouble finding the silver GMC Envoy he was tasked with repossessing, but at last discovered the vehicle in the unit block of Brookdale Avenue around 4 a.m., police said.
“As he was getting ready to hook it up [to the tow truck] to leave, he was approached by two suspects,” police Officer Albie Esparza said.
One of the thugs brandished a gun and told the repo man “you’re not taking the vehicle, but actually in more derogatory terms,” Esparza said.
The repo man hopped in his truck — fleeing the suspects and leaving the GMC Envoy behind — and heard gunshots as he drove off, police said. He then called police, Esparza said.
The repo man was not injured. His truck was not struck by bullets, Esparza said.
There have been no arrests in the case.
The good news? The repo man was later able to recover the GMC Envoy — this time with help from cops, Esparza said.
Police would have taken the car for evidence if it had been hit by bullets, but the vehicle was unscathed, he added.
Cops earlier reported that the vehicle being repossessed belonged to one of the suspects. However, that is not clear at this point, Esparza said. Investigators are looking to question the vehicle’s owner, he said.
The armed suspect was described a black man in his early 20s standing 5-feet, 11-inches tall and weighing 150 pounds, police said.
The second suspect’s age or role in the crime is unclear. He stands around 5-feet, 8-inches, was wearing a dark baseball cap, black shirt and black pants, police said.