North Side vehicle owner arrested after shooting at 'repo men,' police say

2 men targeted in shooting not hurt

A North Side man who police said shot at two men who he caught trying to repossess his Jeep is facing a criminal charge.

SAN ANTONIO – A North Side man who police said shot at two men who he caught trying to repossess his Jeep is facing a criminal charge.

Officers responding to a call around 3:30 a.m. Monday for a car theft in progress ended up arresting the vehicle owner.

First Report: SAPD: Men attempting to repossess Jeep shot at by owner

Police said Jeep owner fired shots at two men who he saw outside his home in the 800 block of West Ridgewood Court trying to take his vehicle.

Officers found what appeared to be shotgun shell casings in the street nearby. 

They also determined that the two men were repossessing the Jeep. 

The men were not hit by the gunfire, but were left shaken.

Although they had hooked up the vehicle to a tow truck, the "repo men" later left without it.

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Police said due to a mix-up involving switched license plates, they were attempting to repossess the wrong vehicle.

An officer at the scene told KSAT 12 News that the plates on the Jeep belonged to a different vehicle parked in the driveway.

The other vehicle, also a Jeep, is the one that should have been repossessed, police said.

Because it was locked behind a gate, the "repo men" could not take it.

Officers did take the car owner to jail to face a charge related to firing a weapon in a municipality.


About the Authors:

Katrina Webber joined KSAT 12 in December 2009. She reports for Good Morning San Antonio. Katrina was born and raised in Queens, NY, but after living in Gulf Coast states for the past decade, she feels right at home in Texas. It's not unusual to find her singing karaoke or leading a song with her church choir when she's not on-air.

Tim has been a photojournalist and video editor at KSAT since 1998. He came to San Antonio from Lubbock, where he worked in TV and earned his bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Communication from Texas Tech University. Tim has won a handful of awards and has earned a master's in Strategic Communication and Innovation from Tech as well.