Deputies: Woman turns repo men away at rifle point

Flagler County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Victoria Higgins
Flagler County Sheriff's Office booking photo of Victoria Higgins

FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla. – Two men working for a vehicle repossession company were met by a rifle-toting Daytona North woman Tuesday afternoon, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office.

Victoria Higgins was arrested on two counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon after deputies said she fired a round from the rifle while ordering the men off her property.

The two repo men, both from Palatka, told deputies that around 1:30 p.m., they arrived at Higgins' home in the 5100 block of Mahogany Boulevard with orders to recover her black Ford Mustang. The tow truck driver told deputies that as he tried to back the truck into the driveway, Higgins walked out of the front door of her home with a .22 caliber rifle. She ordered them off the property and then fired one shot into the ground, the men told deputies.

Higgins drove away from her home in her vehicle and was later located walking near the intersection of Papaya Street and Mahogany Boulevard, deputies said.

Deputies said they recovered the gun and the Mustang at the home of Higgins' mother-in-law on Candleberry Street. The gun was located under the back porch of the home, deputies said.

Higgins was taken to the Flagler County Inmate Facility, where she was being held on $10,000 bond.