According to Anniston police Capt. Allen George, officers received a phone call that a vehicle was being repossessed on the 3500 block of Gurnee Avenue between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.
When police arrived they found a green Toyota Camry attached to a tow truck. One of the men in the tow truck told police they were there to repossess the vehicle, George said.
George said when police went to talk to the owner of the vehicle, his face and chest were covered in blood and his nose was bleeding. Blood was also found in the victim’s vehicle, George said.
The captain said the victim told police that when he got into his car to try to stop the men from taking it, one of the men opened the driver’s side door and bashed him in the face with a metal pipe. The victim was checked by Anniston EMS at the scene but declined further treatment, George said.
According to George, police were unable to recover any paperwork or documentation for repossession of the vehicle. No one was arrested on the scene because police were unable to properly identify who hit the victim. The victim did not say whether he knew the men, George said.
The car was impounded by Anniston police Sunday and was still at the station Monday morning, according to George.
George said the victim will press charges against the identified suspect., who could face a charge of second-degree assault, a felony, according to a police report.
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