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Alleged 'Repo' Shooter -- Charged w/ Attempted Murder

4/26/2011 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The man who allegedly opened fire at the "Repo Games" production team last night has been charged with attempted murder over the incident ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

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And -- we're told the alleged shooter was angry because the 'Repo' crew had parked in front of his house while taping an episode a few doors down from him.

Cops tell us ... it all went down when the "Repo" team arrived at a home in North Las Vegas to take the vehicle ... when the suspect came outside and got into a physical altercation with several crew members.

We're told the production security team intervened -- and that's when the suspect pulled out a gun and opened fire at the production crew right on the street. The man then retreated back to his home.

Cops responded to the scene and set up a perimeter around the home. During the stand-off, we're told the man threatened to kill himself.

Cops sent a K-9 unit into the home and apprehended the suspect. The man was arrested and booked for attempted murder, assault with a deadly weapon and obstructing a police officer.

We're told the entire incident was captured on tape by "Repo Games" -- which premieres tonight at 8:00 PM on Spike TV.

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31.

Mark    

20 years ago a show like this would have shocked and sickened people. It never would have made it on the air.

It's disgraceful what American television has become.

1244 days ago
32.

Lori    

Albert 46 minutes ago

I am not sure what everyone is talking about, this show is going to be amazing. This is like the Mother Teresa of reality shows. All you have to do is answer questions right and you get your car back. The cars are getting repo'd anyway, so why not give the owner a chance. This is going to be an amazing show and all you haters are going to end up watching it, so don't hate.
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"Don't hate"? How about don't be stupid enough to think you can roll up on a guys house, who may have reached the end of his rope and say "Hey! this is a GAME SHOW! answer the question? you get your car...if not Adios Mother F*cker!"

IDIOTIC T.V. programming....watch "Network" you'll see what I mean.

1244 days ago
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Lilly Phrog    

I agree that the "victim" should pay a fine or foot the bill for the police-time. They come to repo with a big black van painted with huge bright yellow letters "REPO GAME" They are in it for the drama. They instigated the situation. I would bet they didn't politely and respectfully try and take this man's property. We don't know what this man's situation is. Maybe he was laid off. Maybe he is going thru a nasty and costly divorce. Maybe there are costly and life threating health problems. Maybe the man is just plain irresponsible and not handling money properly. WHO KNOWS?! That is what makes it such a sensitive issue....."Repo Games".... no....no repo is a game. It is not
entertainment. I myself will not watch this or any kind of show
that kicks a man/woman when they are down. Why not just make a
show of dog fights?? Tie a bear to a tree, let starving dogs attack it and call it a "show"? Make a comedy show of live footage of 911??? I would find no more humor in that than
entertainment in a repo show.

1244 days ago
34.

Lori    

TMP 13 minutes ago
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I'm with you on that...Ins. Co. and Used Car salesmen...all the same.

Ins. Co. never want to pay...even after receiving years and years of premiums...they're hoping you'll give up on any payment.

1244 days ago
35.

John    

whoever came up with this idea is a moron and I hope is the first person shot....

I been on many repos an first off its not like that bull**** like operation repo. Any for that **** happens and you lose the repo and can get your ass tossed in jail or sued...

Most cars repo'ed are not brand new cars from people taking them on a joy ride.. they are mostly high priced ****ty to ****ty cars that most people wont want and some peole don't have a choice. These ghetto car lots prey on people with 18+ % apr where they end up paying for the car 10 times by the time they pay it off...

Even the cool cars you see most likely have well over 175k in miles . most of these bmw's are like 200k miles etc.. The car lots piss these people off then turn it over to the repo guys to get back their car. when they see people jacking the car up they are seeing every penny they wasted go away.. most even showed me they paid well over the cash price but they are still working on the dealers 50% and now its all gone..

I got out of it because if your good then your lucky to still be living. There is not enough higher end cars to repo and I am not going to be part of these ghetto used car sales guys making 8k off of someone getting a bull**** 10 year old cvic..

1244 days ago
36.

Hugh Jass    

so, they repo the car but taunt the guy by giving him a trivia question as one chance to win it back? izzat it? so that's reality TV entertainment for these tough times? --- or was this a remake of "Punk'd" gone sour? in either case, the producers acted dangerously and were reckless idiots here, as a repo can be a highly charged event. another contributor here aptly pointed out a repo must be a peaceful non-event or it can't go down. the producers should be charged with a crime here too, even if it's just felonious stupidity. and where's the compassion, trying to tape this cruelty on the evening of "Easter Monday." (Is compassion only mentioned in The New Testament? Geez....)

--- Hugh Jass, up in Canada, eh...

1244 days ago
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Bobby Z    

Did you guys bother to get off of your high horse and read the article? The suspect wasn't even on the show! They were doing a segment on one of his neighbors. Dude brings out a gun for a vehicle parking on a public street? That's a crazy person... nothing to do with the producers. Also, it's a free country, if people don't want to play, they don't sign the release, their car gets Repo'd, and there's no show. Obviously, you are going to want a chance to get your car paid off on the spot for free because it's going away anyway. Maybe learn a little bit about the show before you start throwing around comments like "these people should be shot." Hell, I'd take the chance right now to answer 3 of 5 trivia questions to have my jeep paid off on the spot!

1244 days ago
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THE TRUTH    

Really TMZ - you ran with THIS STORY & BELIEVE it went down that way? Whoever your SOURCE is close to the PRODUCTION is a LIAR - because from what I RECALL - the WHOLE PRODUCTION TEAM WAS HIDING INSIDE THEIR VANS CRYING LIKE BABIES & NO THEY DID NOT KEEP THE CAR. Matter of fact THE PEOPLE WON! This whole incident took place AFTER THE GAME WAS PLAYED - TMZ - EXCLUSIVE? GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT & FIRE YOUR SOURCE @ 495 PRODUCTIONS!!!!!!

1244 days ago
39.

Mark    

All these stupid reality tv shows should be shot at. And the people who watch them (like the moron above) should be sent to live in some sort of colony island with no contact to the outside world.
I'm not going to sit here and debate the merritts of the show. If you don't see how these programs degrade us all (especially during a depression) then you're an idiot.

I don't even understand how someone can sit through ANY of the shows on trutv. That whole network is just the absolute bottom of the barrel in every way.

I really wish the decent people in the country would stand up and be counted instead of just letter the neworks railroad the programming through and cater to the lowest common denominator of humankind.

1244 days ago
40.

mjl    

The people won their car back paid off, and their good neighbor 3 doors down got arrested for attempted murder all in the same day? over a slight misunderstanding because he didn't want them parking in front of his house? he must be behind a payment or two.. only in America.

That "repo games" truck is rolling bad news.

1244 days ago
41.

John    

Bobbyz first off thats what some Hollywood jerk off said and I seen way to many of these go down to know there is much more than just parking in front of his house. If they parked in front of his driveway and he yelled at them and some jerk off guard pushed the home owner then he had all the right in the world.

And also you never been on a repo so don't start thinking you know how they are going to react. Only two repos went easy and

I remember one because it was a mint 1978 ford Granada and I laughed because someone wanted it but it got repoed for 145.00 left on the loan. it got sold for 50.00 at auction and the people who had the loan spent maybe 5 or 6k for it. Now the dealer lost money in paying me to pick it up and then selling it for 50.00. trust me that lost 500 easy but hey who cares when the old grandma had one payment left and the company she retired from with bankrupt and it stopped her income checks for 6 months..

85% of people who borrow money for a car never want it repo'd and make payments and are a wreck when its repo'd. Most are losing 5 to 30k in money because they were unlucky and lost their jobs, loved one died, got sick or injured etc. Most have paid past the cash price of the car already so if the car was 10k they have paid 14k in payments and its being taken.

not only is this show rubbing salt in their wounds its kicking them in the nus and in the face....

1244 days ago
42.

robert    

up here where i live the only people allowed to do repo are the sheriffs office

bounty hunting is illegal too here

1244 days ago
43.

Bobby Z    

John, you just gave the best possible argument for having this show. Without the show, their car just goes away... period. With the show, they have a chance to keep their car without ever having to put another payment down. If they don't want to be on TV, they won't be because they won't sign the release. I'm not arguing that Repo's aren't hard or unfair or whatever... all I'm saying is that these people now have the opportunity to keep their cars where without the show they never would have. I don't see how that's a bad thing.

1244 days ago
44.

Robert    

HAHAH he wanted them to leave and ended up being part of the show AND FACING ATTEMPTED MOIDURRRR LOLOOLOLOLO LOSING!

1244 days ago
45.

Lukin    

Too bad he didn't take down the whole show; cast, crew and the like. Maybe someone would be good enough to put those horrid MTV "I'm a stupid high school bitch on welfare and I'm having a baby" shows out of their misery too.

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