Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Wells Fargo Pre-Foreclosure Inspection Contractor Accused Of Repeatedly Sledge-Hammering Delinquent Borrower; Claims Self Defense

In Reno, Nevada, The Reno Gazette Journal reports:
  • When Ralph "Pete" Peterson of Spanish Springs saw a stranger taking photos of his house and suspected the man might have sinister motives, he confronted the person, who he said refused to identify himself.

  • The photographer sped off in a van, said Peterson, who went after him in his truck. The driver -- a contractor for Wells Fargo Bank who was "inspecting" the house because Peterson had missed a monthly mortgage payment -- pulled over. An argument ensued and the bank's agent, who claimed self-defense, hit Peterson repeatedly with a sledgehammer, according to a police report.

  • The Christmas Eve incident is an example of a mortgage default inspection gone horribly wrong. Each man blamed the other for the escalation of violence. Each man said the other is lying about the circumstances of the case.

For the rest of the story, see Sparks man's overdue mortgage leads to sledge hammer beating.