Mom Throws Baby Into SUV to Stop Repo Man
A 15-year-old then shot the guy in the leg, police say
By Kevin Spak, Newser User | Suggested by Realist
Posted Mar 25, 2010 9:06 AM CDT
Krystal Gardner is seen in this mugshot.

(Newser) – Krystal Gardner must be really attached to her car. When a man tried to repossess the SUV on Monday, police say the 28-year-old Dallas woman threw her 1-year-old child through an open window and into the car’s back seat—a deranged but clever ploy, since state law prevents vehicles from being possessed while someone is inside, the Dallas Morning News explains.

The repo man hurriedly stopped the car and got out, only to be confronted by a 15-year-old boy with a 12-gauge shotgun, who fired one shot into the air and another into his leg. The man suffered only minor injuries however, and ultimately retrieved the car. Both Gardner and the boy, identified as Jessie Reyna, are in custody, charged with aggravated assault. Gardner also faces child endangerment charges, several outstanding traffic warrants, and a visit from Child Protective Services.

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openminded10
Mar 27, 2010 4:55 AM CDT
just so everyone knows the story the cops gave reporters and the story they have came from the repo man her story has yet to be told. i dont know here but she used to work for the same place i do and she has taken care of children for 6 years, so for all of you that complain about the cost of childcare it barely pays the ones who are taking care of your children. from what i have heard about her she would never hurt a child. and as far as drugs she wouldnt touch it if her life depended on it. she has a clean background except for traffic tickets which everyone gets. I am totally against people hurting children myself, and if i wasnt around so many people who know her i would be saying the same as you. but for now and for this person i will say innocent till proven guilty thats one of the great things in this country but of course everyone has already sentenced her.
yukonchuck06
Mar 27, 2010 1:51 AM CDT
And the winner of the "Ms. TRAILORPPARK" goes too........................
zackmasson
Mar 26, 2010 11:42 PM CDT
Damn! now i feel sorry for granny. She got attempted murder and didn't even get to draw blood. :(