Monroe Man stays inside car during standoff with repo men

Posted at 8:52 PM, Aug 04, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-04 20:52:01-04

A military veteran who fell behind on his car payment while on stress leave was in a standoff with repossession men over night to keep his car.

Billy Grimsy noticed the repo company backing its truck up to his car, jumped in his car, locked the door and stayed in as long as it took to keep his vehicle.

He says he was on stress leave from his job at Ford for four months and only got 60 percent of his pay. His wife is also battling stage-4 cancer and he needs the car to go to work and to the hospital.

Because of all the bills, he fell behind on his car payment, but the repo company could not take the car with him inside. He stayed in from 7 p.m. until 11:45 a.m. Thursday.

With the help of friends and family, even the community, Grimsy was able to pay the bill and his car was released.