Man Ends Up In Cuffs After Attempting To Repo Detective’s Car

Getting your car repossessed is never fun, but it appears the New York Police Department is targeting a man who attempted to repo a detective’s car.

According to NY1, Jose Rodriguez was driving around near a police station when he spotted a Nissan Maxima that was wanted by a bank because the owner had missed three payments. While this should have been a relatively routine recovery, it turned into a nightmare.

Rodriguez told the station that he logged the car into the system and then loaded it onto his tow truck. As he was about to walk into the station and notify police about the recovery, he was reportedly stopped by an officer and an off-duty sergeant who informed him he taking a police officer’s car.

Jose Rodriguez's tow truck has been unusable for nearly two weeks, immobilized after officers put an orange boot on it…

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They reportedly boxed Rodriguez in and told him to unload the vehicle. The owner allegedly showed up shortly thereafter and said he’d make the payments. However, Rodriguez told him “once a car is on the tow truck and logged in, it’s the bank’s property.”

That’s when things took a bad turn as Rodriguez was arrested for being in possession of stolen property – the detective’s car. The group of officers then the unloaded the Maxima and took Rodriguez to jail, where he spent more than 20 hours in custody.

The stolen property charge was quickly dropped, but it was replaced with charges of “falsifying documents and possession of police scanners.” Rodriguez denies those allegations, but his truck is still being held hostage two weeks after the incident.

Also Read: Car Owner Furiously Tries To Unhitch Vehicle From Repo Man’s Moving Tow Truck

A follow up report by NY1 said police couldn’t give them an explanation as to why Rodriguez can’t reclaim his tow truck. That seems a little fishy, but the NYPD has now confirmed there’s an “internal review” into the incident.

Rodriguez is eager to get the situation resolved as he told the station the loss of his truck is costing him thousands of dollars in earnings. He also says police haven’t returned his phone, laptop, cameras or iPad.

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  • DetrinKD

    SHADY! SHADY! SHADY! Man was just doing his job and the officer was just not making his payments. SMH


  • brn

    I’d like to hear the other side of the story (if there is one).

    The comment in the linked article doesn’t really say much.

    • ChrisInIL

      Believe nothing that you hear, and only half of what you see.

      There are always different sides to the story.

  • CJKnox

    The cops are wrong on all levels!! I’d sue them individually and file a separate lawsuit going after the NYPD.

  • Liam Paul

    I am always for the cops in most cases but this is def wrong. He should sue the police station and the state

    • brn

      We don’t know the full story. For all we know the guy was unlicensed, in which case it would be GTA.

      I’m not saying that’s what happened, but when you only hear one story, you just don’t know. I can understand a few bad cops, but NYPD appears to be standing behind them. That tells me there’s more to it.

  • AintYerPa

    I’m just curious where in the Police Code it mentions “shirk lawful obligations via wrongful imprisonment”… Could have swore it was more along the lines of “to Protect and Serve”…

  • Alduin

    Crooked cops. He should sue this is a big lawsuit.

  • Sovereignty

    Corruption in New York’s police department still flourishing.

  • Enter Ranting

    Rodriguez will make up much more than the couple thousand dollars he lost with his truck impounded when he sues the crap out of the police department.

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