Repo men may be perfectly nice individuals outside of their jobs, but no one wants to open the door to one of them. Given that these professionals are charged with taking away people’s possessions when they can no longer afford to pay for them, it’s no surprise that they get a bad reputation. However, Jim Ford is one man who was brave enough to break the mold.
Ford, who owns the company Illini Recovery Inc., is no stranger to a bit of tension between him and some of the people he encounters during his day-to-day life. After all, he has been working as a repo man near St. Louis, Missouri, for over two decades and, in doing so, has surely had to cope with several less-than-happy customers. Presumably, then, the man is well-versed in how to deal with individuals taking out their anger out on him.
Some of Ford’s repo-related encounters make for shocking reading. In fact, certain interactions with disgruntled clients have left him in the firing line – quite literally. The Missouri-native told the Miami Herald in 2016, you see, that customers had actually tried to shoot him on multiple occasions, and one time he had even watched a bullet fly past his head, only missing him by a few tiny inches.