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CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Angelica Garcia’s 25-calendar year marriage ceremony anniversary reward from her husband was a 2018 Mercedes Benz.

On July 18, as Garcia was coming out of a restaurant she saw anything no just one at any time wants to see. Her vehicle hooked up to a tow truck, about to be towed absent. It was currently being repossessed!

“I felt like I was sinking by way of a gap with my pals and everybody in the restaurant viewing,” she recalled.

“That was humiliating and uncomfortable.”

Garcia also remembers trying to reveal to the driver that there experienced to be some misunderstanding. Some miscalculation. Funding, tax, title, license, payments experienced all been taken treatment of.

Repo drivers rarely, if ever, drop a car or truck once they get it hooked up, completely ready for tow. But for some purpose, on this individual situation, the driver believed Garcia, and told her, “I’m gonna drop it. Consider your motor vehicle residence and conceal it until you get a maintain of Car Nation.”

She did. And that’s when she found out, “My car is on a nationwide databases for repossession.”

And as she began building phone calls and inquiring queries, she discovered, “There is an additional lien out on my vehicle”.

Garcia insists no just one ever stated that to her on the day of sale. She remembers Automobile Country General Supervisor David Clower telling her they purchased the car outright from somebody else. We left messages for Clower at the dealership, but no one has named us back.

Initially, Garcia claims PenFed Credit score Union in Virginia held the take note on the car, but Garcia claims they advised her it was sold to Safety Service Credit rating Union in November last yr.

We remaining two messages for Darren Selling price with Protection Provider, but no one returned our phone calls. The way it stands now, Garcia claims each Penfed and Security Service have apologized, and insist Garcia has nothing at all to fret about.

So, she’s driving her anniversary gift all over again, but nevertheless wanting around her shoulder.