BRIDGETON — Two men who were trying to repossess a car from Burlington Road Tuesday were thwarted by a man defending the car with a baseball bat and a pitbull, according to police.
Two members of a repossession company started hooking up a 2012 Chevy Sonic located on the 400 block of Burlington Road just before 3 a.m., according to police. They were about to drive away when an unidentified woman allegedly jumped into the driver’s seat of the to-be-towed car.
The repo men got out of their truck and asked her to get out when they said that Edgar K. Montalvo, 20, came out of the house allegedly wielding a baseball bat and threatening them, according to reports.
The repo men got back in their tow truck just as Montalvo allegedly released a pitbull on them, according to police.
As they started driving away, they said that Montalvo struck their truck with the bat.
Looking to avoid further violence, they unhooked the car and left the scene.
Montalvo was arrested just after 10 a.m. and was charged with two counts each of unlawful possession of a weapon and possession of a weapon for unlawful purpose, as well as one count each theft and aggravated assault.
He was released on $2,500 bail.