Warrant out for woman seen in viral video assaulting repo man in Tennessee
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC) - — Police in Chattanooga, Tennessee have a warrant out for a woman caught on a viral Facebook video assaulting a man who was trying to repossess her car.
The incident happened Thursday afternoon, just before 4 p.m., at Forest Cove Apartments.
Cliff Philips uploaded video of part of the incident on his Facebook page .
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The police report says the tow truck driver told an officer he was there to possess a gray Nissan Altima on behalf of the finance company Santander Consumer USA. The officer confirmed from the driver he had a legitimate repossession order.
The driver told police that the owner of the Altima, later identified as Cathleen L. Jordan-Reeves, approached him while he was rigging the Altima to his tow truck.
The driver said Jordan-Reeves became irate, tried to pull him out of the vehicle, and struck him the face with her elbow, according to the police report.
The police report continues: "At this point, the driver retreated to the cab of his tow truck, fearing that Ms. Jordan-Reeves would assault him again. Ms. Jordan-Reeves continued to yell at him and demand that he unhook her vehicle. Ms. Jordan-Reeves retrieved a baseball bat from the trunk of her vehicle. Ms. Jordan-Reeves approached the driver-side of the tow truck and swung the baseball bat at the driver's door window, shattering it. The shattered glass hit the driver in the face which drew blood. Ms. Jordan-Reeves also caused damage to the driver's door frame. After the driver's door window was completely shattered, Ms. Jordan-Reeves also swung the bat inside the tow truck. The driver then succumbed to Ms. Jordan-Reeves' demand and unhooked the vehicle."
The report goes on to say Jordan-Reeves then fled the scene in the Altima. Witnesses who captured the scene on video showed the officer what they recorded, and the officer said the videos matched the driver's account.
Right now it's not clear how much damage was done to the tow truck.
Chattanooga Police then issued warrants for Jordan-Reeves for aggravated assault and vandalism charges.
This is a developing story and will be updated.