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    Good shoot or not......

    https://abc11.com/tow-truck-driver-s...tment/5712951/

    In North Carolina if YOU instigated the altercation you cannot claim self defense in having shot the other person. At least that's what I was told in my concealed carry class.

    Seems the tow truck driver through the act of towing the car instigated this. I think he should have
    backed down and left it alone.

    What say you?

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    Kinda think the tow truck driver is in the wrong....but that's just my common sense speaking.
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    Bad shoot and cutting. He escalated an already touchy situation. Charges seem a little stacked, but there's always more to the story.
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    None of the critical information, such as why the car was being towed or under whose authority ​the tow truck was summoned, was given in the article so it's hard to say who had what legal standing or obligations at the time. Laws and ordinances covering such situations can vary greatly according to the location.
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    Friend of mine used to be a repo-man. He worked on commission. He said getting the car was your problem.
    He was NOT to get into an altercation to get one. He took them right out from under people's car ports
    in the middle of the night at times.

    One guy he worked with got hit by someone one night. The guy having his car repo'd
    hit him with a board with a nail in the end of it. No charges filed.

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    Since this story is gun-related, I moved it to the Firing Line.

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    Typically, if an aggressor backs down and is no longer a threat, he regains the ability to use deadly force to defend himself. Of course, state statutes could vary on the subject.

    This is why, absent a castle doctrine statute, if you shoot an intruder who is not seen as a threat, you could be held criminally responsible.

    As far as being a repo-man, what a potentially dangerous job. While the lender may have every legal right to enter land and recover property, that doesn't make him bullet proof!
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    "The towing company, Unlimited Recovery" That fits, doesn't it?

    Bad shoot...I am thinking that the laws and the tow company's regulations prohibits towing a vehicle with a person inside or manhandling the occupant to remove them. There will be more to this..like whether the tow truck driver was even legal to carry.
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    Agree. Your vehicle is an extension of your home - at least it is here in Ga - and this is equivalent to a home invasion. Tow driver should have called the police instead of assaulting the driver. In fact, two drivers being the high risk occupation it is, should always call the PD before towing with the owner around.
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    In the early '90s and right after I left the Navy, I worked for a general contractor in Chesapeake, VA. One of the first jobs I was on, was replacing sidewalks in one of the worst projects in Portsmouth. At least a couple days a week, you'd hear doors flying open and see people running for their cars, taking off like they were Five-0 or something. Usually within two minutes......the repo truck'd come sneakin' through.
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