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Tot Tumbles From Repossessed Car
Sunday, September 09, 2007 6:47:24 AM

A repossession crew got a surprise when a 4-year-old boy leaped out of the sport-utility vehicle they were towing away.

Fashawn Parker, of Naperville, was sitting in the back seat of a Ford Excursion that was parked outside of a house on Thursday when the repo crew approached, hooked the car to a tow truck and began driving away, Aurora police spokesman Dan Ferrelli said.

Fashawn opened the door and jumped out into a construction area, Ferrelli said. It was not known how fast the truck was going, Ferrelli said, but the truck was moving in slow traffic because of construction.

Fashawn was treated for minor injuries and released from a nearby hospital.

The tow truck stopped after a colleague in a separate car phoned the driver to tell him that someone had fallen out of the back seat of the SUV, Ferrelli said.

No charges were filed against the two men driving the repo truck, police said, adding that the men checked the back of the truck and did not see the boy inside.

The car had been parked at the home of an acquaintance of the driver, who was picking up another child, Ferrelli said. Officials did not name the driver.

Fashawn's mother, Camille Parker, said she was grateful her son was not more seriously injured.
 
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