Jimmy Tanks heard a commotion outside his mobile home bedroom window in his mobile home in Halsell, Alabama at 2:30 AM. Tanks grabbed a gun, walked out the back door and confronted who he thought was a thief trying to steal his Chrysler Sebring. In reality it was a repo man and two helpers trying to tow off the Chrysler Sebring. After shots were fired, Tanks wound up dead.
It may be the only known case of a man killed over a Chrysler Sebring.
The man, there to repossess the car, Kenneth Alvin Smith, is now awaiting trial on a murder charge.
27 February 2009
Let Me Make One Thing Perfectly Clear
If I evey buy the farm during an auto repo gone wrong, I sure hope it's over something better than a Sebring: