Isabel Leuvano was late with her car payment.
On Tuesday night, the repo man came.
Trouble was, when he snatched back her 2000 Honda Accord, her 2-year-old son, Cyrus Lopez, was repossessed, too. He was asleep in the back seat.
Frantic, Leuvano called 911. She thought the car — and her child — had been stolen right before her eyes as she stepped outside to pick up her 6-year-old daughter.
How would you feel?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:22 PM on Jan. 13, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
I know times are tough, but you need to make your payments. Plus, take the child with you.
so if you don't make your car payment they are justified in taking your CHILD? and why should she hold a sleeping baby outside in the cold? take the baby with her WHERE? she was standing OUTSIDE HER CAR.
Answer by autodidact at 9:31 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 8:25 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by goaliemom93 at 8:30 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by Anonymous at 8:30 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Tuesday, Leuvano said she had dinner, got her hair cut, and about 7 p.m., was picking up her daughter, Alyssa Garcia, from her father's house on Park Avenue at Hedding Street. She parked in the driveway, and waited for her 6-year-old to come outside. She was waiting outside the car, engine on, and with a sleeping Cyrus in the back seat.
Suddenly, a man jumped in her Honda and took off. Leuvano said it happened so fast, she had no idea what was happening, and she didn't get a look at the driver. But she went into full panic mode before about a dozen officers, including from the Santa Clara Police Department, arrived.
It doesn't sound like the mother was being negligent. She was waiting beside the car.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:33 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by jesse123456 at 8:34 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by mancosmomma at 8:34 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
Answer by NotPanicking at 9:42 PM on Jan. 13, 2010
I agree with NotPanicking. Why did she leave her child alone in the car. On the other side, the repo man should have at least looked in the car. That's not right. He should have seen the child and called the police. Then she could have been charged with abandoning her child and safely taken the car.
On a side note, since the whole "Clunkers for Cars" campaign, my friends who are repos are busier than they have ever been. There was a reason people held on to those clunkers.
Answer by AngelDawn7 at 9:45 PM on Jan. 13, 2010