When Jackie L. Eley's pickup truck
was repossessed, she lost more than her ride. The 130 watermelons in the
truck bed also were taken.
Revenge, against the repossessor, has been sweet.
The state Court of Appeals has ruled the repossessor must pay Eley $1,365 --
three times the melons' value -- plus legal fees.
Eley's truck was repossessed July 29, 2002, on a 98-degree day.
The repossessor refused to let her unload the melons. Two days later, the
company demanded she remove the rotten melons, and Eley refused.
"They were their melons then," she testified.
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