Cronkite News Service - MICHELLE PRICE - January 29, 2009
PHOENIX — Walking away from a house where he'd served court documents informing a woman that her assets were being seized, Will Ballew heard the garage door open.
"And I thought to myself, `This isn't gonna be good,"' he said.
The woman's husband ran out with a broom and jabbed Ballew in the back, leaving him unharmed but reminding him once again that process servers often deal with angry people.
Ballew, a former correctional officer who runs Lone Star Process Service in Glendale, said he's had guns pulled on him several times, once by a man who going to lose $1,200.
"If you're gonna kill me, just don't make it over 1,200 bucks," Ballew told him. "I'd hate to have my tombstone say `I died for $1,200 dollars."'
Whether it's divorce, bankruptcy or criminal charges, nobody likes to be served with court papers, and a state lawmaker wants to give process servers a little more protection...
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Lawmaker aims to give greater protections to process servers