Man, Woman Both Say They Shot the Repo Man: Cops

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When your job is to go to strangers’ homes and “repo” items they cannot pay for, there is a chance of encountering some angry people.  

In Ansonia, a 35-year-old repo man from Hamden encountered an angry and armed person and was shot in the knee, the New Haven Register reports. Police arrested a man and woman who reportedly both confessed, the paper reports.

On Wednesday afternoon, a man working for York Towing of New Haven went to repossess a vehicle at 4 Reichelt Terrace. A man came out of the house, argued over whether the man had the right to take his car, then assaulted and shot him, the newspaper reports.

The man told cops he shot the repo man, then the woman said she pulled the trigger, cops told the paper.

Police charged Efrain Rodriguez, 30, with first-degree assault, criminal use of a firearm, criminal possession of a firearm, carrying a pistol without a permit, criminal violation of a protective order. He is being held on $250,000 and is due in court on  Thursday.  

Police charged Sabrina Vazquez, 27, with interfering with a police officer. She was released and is due in court on March 15.

The victim's injuries are not life-threatening. 

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