Shreveport Repo Workers Attacked While Doing Their Job

By Jonathan McCall - bio | email

SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - When you forget to pay what you owe, it's Dadrian Updite, who has the unenviable task of trying to collect the items, and Thursday morning, Updite had the task of dealing with one family, who wasn't giving up their belongings without a fight, literally. "We were coming to pick up our merchandise; the customers got rowdy, and decided they wanted to fight."

Updite, an employee at Rent-A-Center, and Shreveport City Marshals were serving a warrant to collect the items inside this house on the 2000 block of Charleton when the family inside began to attack him. "They almost bust me over the head with a brick we would have been seriously hurt." Updite says a juvenile inside the house had a pistol, and hit actually hit him, another woman he says came after him with a baseball bat. So just what were they coming to get??  "The table, the washer and dryer,and the refrigerator, stoves, couches, living room."

Shreveport City Marshal Dennis Buckingham say they see scenes like this all the time. "It's dangerous. Somebody who hasn't paid on this a year or two years and then all of a sudden they lose their jobs, and they can't afford it, and then the company comes to take it." Updite says he knows the danger, and is just thankful he's ok.  "Lord protect us and save us. Keep us safe."