RED BUD, IL (KTVI) – “I go out and take cars,” said Jim Ford, co-owner of Illini Asset Recovery.
From who?
“From people who don’t pay.”
Repo man Jim Ford wears his company name on his back, and his heart on his sleeve.
“I`ve been shot at, ran over, just about everything you can imagine,” he said.  “I haven’t been stabbed yet.”
There`s not a place on the map Ford hasn`t traveled to repossess somebody`s car for a bank.   But he wasn`t prepared for what he saw when he arrived at the Red Bud, IL, home of Stan and Pat Kipping.
“You know, it was just one of those repo’s,” said Ford.  “My grandparents are gone, but you know– I could see them in the Kippings.  I knew what was going on.  The cost of their medications have doubled or tripled, and I know that’s happening to everybody.  I knew why they were behind.”
“We had to …
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