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(Tru-Life) Operation Repo - Great show, LOL

Post by Callaway Chris » Thu Jan 01, 2009 7:46 pm

Wow! It has to be this real, right??? :lurk:

I first saw the show a couple mos. ago and have been spreading the word - How low budget can this get :D


http://www.trutv.com/shows/operation_repo/index.html :cool:

Lou Pizarro (Main dude on Operation: Repo)
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"I'm originally from the Bronx, but was raised in California in my beautiful San Fernando Valley. I worked two jobs most of my life; I was a Marine and continue to support our military. I'll be 41 on Christmas Day. I'm a good guy who loves pinball and sushi."

Q: What are three things you always bring to a repo?

A: A good attitude, a superior state of mind and pepper spray. Ha!

Q: While on the job, is each repo a hassle, or does anyone ever simply say to you, "Sure, no problem taking the car. Be my guest?"

A: Eighty percent of the repos are normal. People just give up the keys and say "Thanks. I couldn't afford it anymore." Ten percent get very upset and swear it's a mistake. And the last 10% get violent.

Q: What was the funniest thing you remember happening on the job?

A: The couple arguing about who forgot to send the payment.

What about the scariest thing?

A: I had just hooked up to a Honda Accord and the owner's boyfriend came out with five of his gangbanger friends, all with guns. One pointed a shotgun at my head another another had a semi-auto in my face. One of the guys took my keys and tried to disconnect the car from the tow truck. I started yelling to put the guns away. I left and jumped in another car I had stashed at the end of the street and went to the police station and told the cops what happened and we went back to the scene with half the station. Everyone was still there because they couldn't disconnect the car and pretty soon they were all on the ground with police weapons pointed in their faces.

Q: Who was the angriest person?

A: It had to be a six-foot-tall redheaded woman in Marina del Rey. She complied, at first, because I had the key to the car, a Mercedes. But then after I got behind the wheel she changed her mind and jumped onto my lap and started slapping me. I was trying to take off, but as I hit the gas she would step on the brake. I just turned the car off, ran down the alley and called the cops.

Q: What is the best thing about your job?

A: All the different people I get to meet; good or bad, happy or mad. And all the different cars I get to see.

Q: How did you get involved in this business?

A: In 1994 I moved to Florida and met a guy at a gas station who did repo. He asked me if I wanted a job and I started working for him that night.

Q: Is a bad economy good for your business?

A: At first, because banks and finance companies don't want to lose their assets. But then they realize it costs more to repo it and take it to the auction and try to sell it and then sue the debtor for the balance. So they try to work with the debtor. But there's always work.
Sonia Pizarro
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"I am from the Bronx, but was raised by my Puerto Rican parents in California. Eight years ago my brother helped me get into the repo business."

Q: What are three things you always bring to a repo?

A: A repossession order, my phone and a slim jim auto lockout tool.


Q: While on the job, is each repo a hassle, or does anyone ever simply say to you, "Sure, no problem, take the car. Be my guest?"

A: Hell no! I wish they would just hand me the key with a big smile.

Q: Describe your scariest moment on the job.

A: When Froylan and I were out trying to repo a truck, when we were unaware that the drunk at the scene was actually a lookout. He started to scream that we were trying to get into the car and the registered owner ran into the house and pulled a gun. We called the police.

Q: What was the funniest thing you ever saw on the job?

A: When a woman came out of her home and called me "A fat cow," and told us that we were not taking her car. Then she plopped her big butt on the top of the hood; she must have weighed 450 pounds! The woman was so huge that she buckled her own hood…and she was calling me "a fat cow."

Q: What's the best thing about your job?

A: The fact that I can wear any type of clothes or have any kind of tattoo. I have lots of flexibility with my time. And I can be me, without limitation.
Matt Burch
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"Oh, man, I was a total screw-up. I was fired from every single job I've ever had before I became a repo man eight years ago. And now, at 47, I've got my head on straight and I'm also a certified personal trainer. I love both jobs."

Q: What are three things you should never forget while doing a repo?

A: Never take anything or anyone for granted, no matter how big or how small. Always remain alert; if you let down your guard, even just for a second, it can come back to bite you in the end. It's not about being afraid, it's about being careful.

Q: Is each repo a hassle, or does anyone ever simply say to you, "Sure, no problem. Take the car. Be my guest?"

A: It does happen every once in awhile. We show up, the guy says "I knew you were coming for it, here are the keys, let me just get my stuff out." And those are the ones that are a pleasure. If you're nice, you're calm and you're understanding about the whole thing, I can take my time and you can get all of your property out of the vehicle. But if you're gonna rant and scream, well, then I'm gonna just take your car and stick your stuff in a locker for $40 a day. But I don't like to have to do that; I go in with a cool and calm attitude, not to be a big bad guy.

Q: Describe your scariest moment on the job.

A: Well, that would definitely have to be when I got shot in the groin. This young lady was upset I was repossessing her car and she shot me. The bullet entered my scrotum, just barely missed my testicles and exited the back of my ass.

Q: What was the funniest thing you ever saw on the job?

A: I was repossessing this car, and the owner, a gay guy, offered to orally gratify me if I could let him go. I said, "I'm flattered, really I am, but I've gotta do my job."

Q: Based on your experience, what kind of person is most likely to get very angry? Male or female? How old? What type of car does he or she own?

A: Women, by far, are the worst to deal with, and are the most likely just to blow up. Most ladies are fine, but when they get angry, look out! They take it very personal and just start ranting, screaming and crying. Doesn't matter if it's a Mercedes SUV or a '91 Ford Aerostar.

Q: When on a repossession job, is there any place the law doesn't allow you to go? Can you, for example, go into someone's garage or climb over a fence surrounding someone's house?

A: If it's behind a locked gate or a locked garage, somewhere that can't be breached, I can't get to it. That's breaking and entering, and it's against the law. But anywhere that's in public, out in the open, I can legally come and get it. It can be at your workplace, at your mother's home or the White House lawn, and I can come and take it away.

Q: Is the bad economy good for your business?

A: Unfortunately, yes. And that leads to some heartbreaking jobs. The best repos are the guys who refused to pay the bills and are just jerks. Those are a pleasure to do. But the worst are the guys, the normal Joes that are the ones that are just trying to pay the bills and have just come up a little short. It sucks, but that's my job. If I don't do it, I lose money. So I do what I gotta do.
Froylan Tercero
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"My name is Froylan Tercero but everyone calls me Froy.

"I'm 31 years old and I been in the repo business for 10 years straight, but I started repo part-time when I was only 15. I was born in Tijuana, Mexico and I came to the U.S when I was 14. My mother is Mexican and my father is from Puerto Rico.

"I'm the kind of guy who loves to smile even when I'm not having a good day. I really love to make people laugh. I don't like to fight or argue. I understand that we all have financial problems, but I still have to do my job. Some people deliver pizzas. Other people work in construction. I repossess cars and I wouldn't want to do anything else; I make my own hours, I don't have to drive in traffic, I work with a great crew whom I trust with my life and I make good money. I love this job."

Q: What are three things you always bring to a repossession?

A: First and most important, my picks, to open and start the vehicles. Secondly, a clear state of mind; if I'm calm I can do a much better job. Third is a pair of very comfortable shoes, because there can be a lot of walking and running on this job.

Q: Is each repo a hassle, or does anyone ever simply say to you, "Sure, take the car. Be my guest?"

A: I have to say that about 85% of the time it's a hassle.

Q: Describe your scariest moment on the job.

A: In a very bad neighborhood, I went with my new driver to do a repo around 3am. We found ourselves surrounded by 13 armed gang members. My driver got beat up for opening his mouth at the wrong time (I had told him to let me handle the situation). The driver never came back to repo again.

Q: What was the funniest thing you ever saw on the job?

A: A man in his fifties, naked, pointing his shotgun at me and telling me to get off his property.

Q: Describe the angriest person whose car you had to repossess.

A: If I had to pick one, it would have to be a very, very hot female stripper in her early twenties, who offered me a free lap dance and then offered me sex, to leave her the car. Then a cop came rolling down the street and she began slapping herself and claiming I hit her. It was good I had recorded the whole thing on a digital camera.

Q: What's the best thing about your job?

A: The adrenaline rush from not knowing what's going to happen next.
Lyndah Pizarro
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"My father, Luis, got me into the business. I started out with office work as a summer job in high school.

"I'm going to be 20 in November. A Scorpio! I was born and raised in Southern California. I'm half Mexican, half Puerto Rican and 100% Latina.

"I am easy going and open-minded. I live life by my own standards. I love my family. I am always on the go. And like most girls, I live to shop. I love the simple (but nice) things in life: stars, mountains and...shoes!"

Q: What are the circumstances in which you're hired to reposes a car?

A: We are hired when people become delinquent on their car payments.

Q: What are three things you always bring to a repo?

A: I always bring my cell phone and lip gloss. Ha! A repo order and some form of defense against anyone who can (and most likely will) become violent. And the repo truck. You can't do a repo without a truck.

Q: Describe the angriest person whose car you had to repossess.

A: They are all angry. The women are the worst, especially ones who go for my hair. That [makes me angry]. It hurts! But when you are in the moment you don't feel it.

Q: What's the best thing about your job?

A: Aside from a paycheck? Working with Daddy.

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Post by Luigi » Fri Jan 02, 2009 11:35 am

Oh no!... :haha

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Re: (Tru-Life) Operation Repo - Great show, LOL

Post by BIGJOHN » Fri Jan 02, 2009 6:40 pm

DO YOU REALLY WATCH THIS ----??? :conf

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Post by Callaway Chris » Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:47 am

Not only have I watched it, Luigi, JOhn, and I all sat around and watched a marathon of this train wreck of a show :beye :wtf

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Post by kingforward » Sat Jan 03, 2009 5:40 am

Callaway Chris wrote:Not only have I watched it, Luigi, JOhn, and I all sat around and watched a marathon of this train wreck of a show :beye :wtf
This show is mesmerizing in how bad TV has become....truly a pathetic group. The show is so bad and mindless that it became a comedy.

And the woman are beyond gross! :pig

There were others watching this "marathon" on Chris's recommendation but we won't list their names to save them the embarassment.

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Post by Luigi » Mon Jan 05, 2009 11:30 am

It is was funny (and sad) :joker

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Re: (Tru-Life) Operation Repo - Great show, LOL

Post by jonstr » Mon Jan 05, 2009 1:40 pm

If I were in a job where there was a chance of violence, including people shooting at me, I don't think I'd want my daughter following in my footsteps. :wtf
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Post by Callaway Chris » Tue Jan 06, 2009 4:46 am

jonstr wrote:If I were in a job where there was a chance of violence, including people shooting at me, I don't think I'd want my daughter following in my footsteps. :wtf

I agree - I do not think I would approve of my girls working with me on the job, if that was my job :haha

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Post by I <3 Cars » Tue Jan 06, 2009 9:45 pm

Now I know where they got the inspiration for Sea Witch in the Little Mermaid...looks a lot like Sonia...
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Re: (Tru-Life) Operation Repo - Great show, LOL

Post by Callaway Chris » Sun Mar 08, 2009 9:30 pm

...new episodes on Monday night (tomorrow)

Get your VCR ready :cool

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