Peoria PD: Witnesses stop man trying to take back repossessed truck

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Posted at 1:40 PM, Jan 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-07 15:40:07-05

PEORIA, AZ — Witnesses reportedly stopped a man trying to take back his repossessed truck in Peoria.

Court records show that on Friday, Maricopa County prosecutors charged Douglas Arthur Barr, 39, with criminal damage.

Police say Barr's truck was lawfully repossessed and secured to a tow truck near 91st and Grand avenues. Barr then jumped into the driver's seat, put the truck in gear, and tried to "forcefully drive away."

Barr reportedly caused about $1,000 in damage to the tow truck.

Court records show that nearby witnesses removed Barr and the keys from the truck. There were no reports of injuries from the incident.