This question comes up often in certain forums discussing TV shows and certain actions such as hiding from security or police during a repossession. It is understandable that many people do not understand the reasoning of this as most people would think that LE would be on the side of the repoman. While there are several factors in the answer of this question, surely some are more prominent than others.
Advising owner that repoman knows the location and ruining skip trace
First off, many times allot of work goes into the skip tracing part of the case. When this happens it is obvious the less people know you are there the better off you are. Even if nothing illegal is going on, a police officer might throw a wrench into the case by advising the owner of the unit or saying that a court order is necessary. If this happens all the work on the skip trace becomes null and void as the owner will clearly move the unit to another location the very same evening. While almost every time the police became involved in any of my repossessions luckily it went in my favor and thankfully so as most of them were out of state where I had a flight to catch back later that day. [Read more…] about Why do repomen avoid the police during repossessions