We have another repo man taking a car with a child inside. The latest case occurred in San Jose where Isabel Leuvano was just 17 days late on her payments and parked the running car in the driveway of her ex-husband to pick up her daughter.
Police finally tracked down the child at Luna’s office — not realizing it was a repossession until 30 minutes after the start of an all-out search.
Not only does there appear to be no charges planned for Luna, but he is demanding a $285 late payment plus an additional $300 to cover the cost of the repossession. Police say that they are unaware of any law being broken. Let’s see, a man takes a car with the child inside and speeds off over a curve. At some point, he had to realize that there was a boy in the car but continued on his way. That would seem awfully close to kidnapping or in the very least child endangerment.
We have seen a steady stream of these abusive repo cases (here), which continue because police opt not to charge the culprits. Luna could have blocked the car and called police if she would not surrender the car.
There also would seem a basis for a civil lawsuit against Luna for negligent infliction of emotional distress and other claims.
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