A “repo” man called for help last night after he was reportedly being followed by people trying to run him off the road. Laurens County Deputy Sheriff Jeremy McMahan was dispatched at 9:49 last night to a Westerns Laurens County location in the Ware Shoals area. A wrecker driver indicated he and another man had hooked up a Chevy Blazer because of having an order to reposses it. He indicated that a man and his two sons came out of their house yelling and cursing them. As he drove off in the wrecker, they reprotedly were throwing rocks, bricks and some sort of liquid at the wrecker.
He said the man and his sons they followed in a burgundy Buick, trying to run them off the road and at one time ramming the Blazer being towed. Deputy McMahan went to the residence of the man and his sons to question them. While speaking with the man, his sons reportedly came out and became belligerent. He placed the man in detention in the patrol car and attempted to deal with the sons. At one point, the man’s wife indicated he was having chest pains and having trouble breathing. EMS was called to see to him. Meanwhile, one of the sons ran off. The deputy was to see a magistrate today regarding possible charges of vandalism to the wrecker. In checking the Buick that had allegeldy been chasing after the wrecker and ramming it’s cargo, the deputy noted it already had a good many dents, and it was hard to tell if any were new from last night’s incidnet.