Police said a man attempting to stop a relative’s car from being repossessed made a getaway with the vehicle and drove over the feet of a worker of the repo company.
The incident was 1:30 a.m. Wednesday on France Court, said Chief Michael Mastronardy.
“Two employees of a repossession company were repossessing a 2004 Honda when they noticed items in the vehicle. They alerted the people inside the home they could have the items,” said the police chief in a statement.
The brother of the vehicle owner came out of the house, Mastronardy said. The 27 year-old brother confronted the workers and demanded they unhook the tow. He hopped into the Honda and drove it off the tow truck.
“In the process he ran over one of the employee’s feet and struck a garbage can, breaking the car’s mirror,” Mastronardy said.
The incident is being considered an assault with a motor vehicle, said the police chief.
The worker whose feet were run over refused treatment at the scene, and the Honda was later recovered in a parking lot behind an office building on Hooper Avenue, near Indian Hill.
Officer Vincent Pedalino is investigating.
After being asked for ID, two women shopping in a liquor store became belligerent, left without paying and struck an employee, police said.
Toms River Police Chief Michael Mastronardy said the two suspects were buying a case of Heineken beer from the on Route 9 in Toms River, when “the clerks refused without proper documentation of legal age to purchase,” Mastronardy said.
One of the women left the store, while the other took the beer and left without paying.
A clerk confronted the woman, who then threw the case on the ground and struck the employee in the face, said the police chief.
The women left in a red Range Rover, driving south on Route 9, police said. The employee refused medical attention.
Police are looking for a 115 pound, 5’2” black female and a 5’4” black female wearing a tan coat and blue jeans.
A nyone with information can call Toms River Captain Bruce Burgess at 732-349-0150 ext 1200.