Correction: Repo Man Pays Car story

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Posted: Nov 25, 2016 11:35 AM

RED BUD, Ill. (AP) — In a story Nov. 23 about a repo man's act of kindness for an elderly Illinois couple, The Associated Press erroneously reported the couple's last name. It is Kipping, not Kippling. The AP also attributed the story to the wrong TV station. It was reported by KTVI-TV, not KTRK-TV.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Repo man pays off elderly couple's car, gives it back

An elderly Illinois couple has something to be thankful for after a repo man who took their car had a change of heart and helped them get it paid off

RED BUD, Ill. (AP) — An elderly Illinois couple has something to be thankful for after a repo man who took their car had a change of heart and helped them get it paid off.

Illini Asset Recovery co-owner Jim Ford tells KTVI-TV (http://bit.ly/2fMuF0z) that after repossessing the Buick from Stan and Pat Kipping, he pulled over to call the bank in order to see if he could pay it off for the couple. Ford set up an online fundraiser and says he raised the bulk of the cash needed in the first eight hours. The newly paid off car was returned to the Kippings on Monday.

Ford says the couple reminded him of his late grandparents.

Stan Kipping says getting the car back is "just like hitting the lottery."