Indeed, Jim tried to put into perspective how close he came to death. He added, “I never even saw him, but I felt the flash and tasted gunpowder in my mouth.” He also told CBS News in 2017 that he’d had people try and run him over with their car.
Meanwhile, during his rounds, Jim had needed to repossess an old couple’s car after they had started having financial difficulties. However, what he did next was unprecedented and was definitely against the repo man code. But for the couple concerned, they couldn’t believe their luck after their misfortune.
Stan and Pat Kipping were one unfortunate couple who had fallen into financial difficulty. The couple from Red Bull, Illinois, had been hit hard by their lack of funds and sudden increase in medical bill costs. Stan, for his part, had enjoyed a career in the Navy and had been a janitor, and the couple had never been very wealthy.