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Repeats Consignments Evicted, Items Strewn into Parking Lot

Owner James Lawler called Patch, discussing what happened Friday along with what he plans to do to "fix" the situation.

UPDATE (3:40 p.m.)—Piles of clothing and other personal items belonging to consignors filled the parking lot behind  after the local business was evicted from its location Friday afternoon.  

Owned by James and Patricia Lawler, Repeats Quality Consignments sold consigned items, such as clothes, furniture and other goods furnished by local residents. The shop and consignors split the proceeds when an item was sold. After learning they would be evicted on Friday, the Lawlers stored "three truckloads" of merchandise on Thursday but they were unable to retrieve every article, according to James Lawler's cell phone voicemail greeting. 

Anne Arundel County Sheriff's Deputy and spokesman Harry Neisser confirmed that the business had been evicted and said that a deputy oversaw the removal process. 

With law enforcement overseeing the eviction, workers removed items from Repeats Quality Consignment and placed them in a parking lot behind the South River Colony shopping center.

James Lawler told Patch he moved the shop’s merchandise to five storage units and that most of the items dumped in the parking lot were clothes. He also claimed the management company was to blame for the mistreatment of consignors’ property.

“The only thing that was lost in all this was whatever the management company put out back. Everything else is safe and sound. Everyone will be compensated,” he said. “I know this is messed up. Trust me, it’s not good, but we’ve lost everything. I’m not out to hurt anybody.”

Anne Arundel County law allows landlords to place tenant property in open areas following an eviction. 

"When an eviction is necessary, landlords may place the tenant's property in the county road right-of-way for a period of 48 hours," according to the county's website

Neisser said he didn't know what notice was given to the business owners, and South River Colony shopping center property managersMackenzie Management Properties, declined to comment.

James Lawler admitted that he and his wife had notice of the eviction but said, “We’re new to this,” citing he didn’t expect things to happen so quickly.

Some consignors who had partnered with the Repeats Quality Consignment said they were blindsided by news of the eviction.

Linda Suit said she consigned some "very expensive items" with the store and didn't know that the consignment shop was evicted Friday.

"I have no idea whether my things were taken or dumped out in the back," Suit said. "I am shocked because I had no notice. I was in there a couple of weeks ago ... nothing was said."

Another consignor, William Welch, said he had no idea if his possessions were stored properly or placed in the parking lot.

Another man who said he had consigned many items and asked to remain unnamed said that when he learned of the eviction, he immediately went to Repeats Quality Consignments on Friday.

When he got to the pile of merchandise in the parking lot behind the store, he said many people were there sifting through the items. Joe Valentino, owner and general manager of  located in the same shopping center, said he saw "many, many" people rummaging through the pile throughout the weekend. 

The consignor who wanted to remain unidentified said that he found 15 of his own personal items in the pile, but that he is missing more than 100 other pieces of merchandise. 

The greeting message on James Lawler's cell phone was an apology lasting several minutes.

"We are deeply, deeply sorry. We busted our butts to the end and we thought we could pull it off this week," the message said. "We're deeply sorry if you had stuff out back. I apologize."

The message concluded with, "I don't know. We're just really embarrassed right now. We're going to figure it out and everyone will be compensated." 

According to comments on the , Patricia Lawler said she and her husband are in the process of contacting all the consignors and compensating them for their items.

However, also on the listing are several angry consignors, frustrated by the surprising news. 

James Lawler said he and his wife plan to set up a “makeshift shop” and are setting up their computers to deal with the current situation. He said they plan to return all the consigned merchandise.

“I know this doesn’t look good at all, but I do want to fix it and I will fix it,” he said. “Trust me, I’ve lost more than any of these people. A piece of furniture is nothing. Me and Tricia have lost everything in this mix.”

Approximately 700 people consigned items with , James Lawler said.

Mary July 20, 2012 at 01:13 AM
Yes, Patricia Lawler was served with 6 civil suits today at the courthouse in Centreville during her Child Support Enforcement hearing.
Mike July 20, 2012 at 11:15 AM
child support enforcement lol more like you owe alot of money and your facing jail. Did you see the wheels in her head start spinning about how she has move alot faster to sell all your stuff
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Sarah Castner August 11, 2012 at 07:50 AM
It should just lay out the facts. The Lawlers are CROOKS and scum.
Sarah Castner August 11, 2012 at 07:53 AM
Mike: You must be a confused person. In reading these posts you say do NOT waste your time filing lawsuits, but right here you say to file lawsuits. Hope all realize that you truly do not have a clue.
Sarah Castner August 11, 2012 at 07:57 AM
Mike: If you were not a consignor like all the rest of us were. Why not go play on some other blog and leave us alone. Unless of course, in reality you really are Jimmy boy or Trashy girl.
Sarah Castner August 11, 2012 at 08:01 AM
Grace: Probably better to say to Mike, "just butt out and stay stupid elsewhere as this matter really does not involve you".
Sarah Castner August 11, 2012 at 08:07 AM
You state you lost everything... That is a lie as I have pictures of your new 2 story colonial home you are living in with the 2 boats parked out front, along with the white pickup and black SUV parked in the driveway. Is that what you mean by losing everything. When you do lose everything (and you will) then you will understand what it is like. Many of your consignors relied on the money for their items as many had lost jobs and were selling their items to pay bills. How do I know this. Easy, I spoke with 15-20 of them that were desperately searching the parking lot looking for any of their items they could salvage. So far, my husband and none of the ones I met have received any phone calls or emails from you (other than to lie and say you were moving to 75 Mayo Rd.) so when do you intend to contact people to come claim their items and also when will the checks go in the mail, so that you can say week after week that the checks are in the mail. We don't believe your lies so quit telling them as we are all on to you both.
Mike August 12, 2012 at 10:19 PM
If you check maryland records they dont own that Colonial and they dont have the title to any boats or SUV's either. Im thinking they wont have any of those things for long but you wont either and from what i can see just from public records this was going to happen way before you all decided to file suit and spend money.. oh wait your legal team told you this was in your best interest .. im just the crazy guy that reads what the State of Maryland says about filing a lawsuit.. Im sure you read this ...Decision Point: Is it worth your time to file a suit? There are two major issues to consider before you answer this question. First, what is the most money (maximum recovery) you are likely to be awarded if you win? And second, if you win, how likely is it you will be able to collect the money from the defendant? The following may help you think through these important questions. .http://www.courts.state.md.us/district/forms/civil/dccv001br.html#Step2 But i think you are following the first rule of fail which is doing something because your very pissed off which i understand , I have been there done that. I have to write a paper next month on this so i will be at the case on the 28th .. Since some of you have decided to be angry at me i will let the bailiffs know before hand i will be taking notes and i have a fan club ;-) just incase any of you decide to act up so dont. It would be a shame to have some of you go to jail
Grace August 13, 2012 at 02:20 AM
He just gets crazier & crazier.
Elizabet August 13, 2012 at 03:18 AM
And, he'll probably run for public office and will be elected.
Sarah Castner August 13, 2012 at 04:10 AM
Mike (I mean Trash) I am sure you will be there as you are the "defendant". You must really believe the whole world (or at least the customer's of Repeats) are as dumb as you obviously are.
Sarah Castner August 13, 2012 at 04:16 AM
Mike is Trish aka Trash. But then we already knew that. The poor spelling abilities (or lack thereof) were the clue to his (her) real identity, coupled with the fact of who else would really try and dissuade people from suing Trash and her hubby :)
Mike August 14, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Valid point i just dont want you guys trying to correct my spelling while im taking notes sheesh.. See i kind of have to take precautions because im not trish and im just another anne arundel county resident that took interest in this case.. Of course by me saying that you will just think I must be Trish which if you all were thinking clear a light bulb would go off and say ... We are on a public forum it could be anyone but since we are so wrapped up in Trish and James we have blinders on.. But nope cant do that can you.. Just keep your contact with me civil with me on here because i would hate to burst your bubble with a Peace Order that doesnt have Trish or james or anyone related to the defendants name on it. See online threats are taken very seriously Got it.. Good
Grace August 15, 2012 at 03:57 AM
Thank you Paul for your post
Sue Crandall August 15, 2012 at 08:11 PM
Hey folks...I don't have a dog in this fight, ( I didn't consign there),but I was thinking that any defese attorney worth his or her salt might use some of what has been said here about their clients. I'm thiinking that anyone using their real name,who is party to legal actions might want to watch what they say. This is a public forum, and all of it is fair game when it comes to defense counsel.. I'd hate to see someone lose out becasue they tried theri case in the court of public opinion instead of AA County Circuit. :) I am making an educated guess after many years dealing with this stuff as a profession, and while I might not be right, its always better to be careful. As for "Mike", just remember Dennis Rodman. Attention seekers will do most anything to be noticed. Whoever this writer may or may not be, the kindest thing to do is just ignore them. Fueling the fire by responding to what seems to be a cry for attention only makes the illness worse.
J Smith August 30, 2012 at 03:37 PM
If still persuing these crooks, I may be of help. Wish to speak to attorney who originated claims. Possibly very helpful information. Act fast before the motion has been decided!
J Smith August 30, 2012 at 03:38 PM
Want to see justice!
Grace August 30, 2012 at 03:48 PM
PLEASE email Repeatsdeadbeats@gmail.com ASAP
Grace August 30, 2012 at 03:48 PM
PLEASE email Repeatsdeadbeats@gmail.com ASAP
J Smith August 30, 2012 at 05:54 PM
if possible, please email me, due to other circumstances. I believe you can retrieve e mail through forum. If not, I will give it to you. Definetly worth your while
J Smith August 30, 2012 at 09:11 PM
Jsmith102@iname.com, contact asap
Grace October 25, 2012 at 03:44 AM
Repeat's TRISH LAWLER'S Facebook note 10/23/2012 Tricia Lawler I'm out of town right now. But let us know the next time your playing on the island. Thanks for the invite Ocie Melanson Have a great time where ever you are! James Lawler miss you!!!!!! Monday at 9:09pm Tricia Lawler ditto James Lawler what happend Monday at 10:13pm Ronnie Chester awwww look at my sexy man.u are one lucky lady trich Yesterday at 7:15am Joe Luft I miss you Jimmie Harleg! Please call me today @ 239-823-7530 Yesterday at 7:55am Sandra Capone Miss seeing you guys Yesterday at 10:10am James Lawler "sandra you have know idea please dont believe all you have heard!!!we have been advised by our lawer t be quiet at this time!! the truth will be told very soon!!! i personaly cant wait!! thank you for all you sopport though this mess!!! Lov ya Sandra Capone luv u guys too. I Know who you both are. James Lawler never in a millon yrs did i or my wife ever want to hurt that coummity!!!i miss everyone so bad !!! we have lost everthing!! and not saying any names but there are some mean people out there as i said i will stand in Edgewater and tell the real story very soon!!!! Thanks again Tricia Lawler Miss seeing u to Sandra!!!! Yesterday at 1:28pm Carol Gray What about every ones things .what happend to that? James Lawler sandra dont be sorry there is a lot of explaining to do and i will very soon !!!
Grace October 25, 2012 at 03:47 AM
yes, Carol Gray asked "What about everyone's things...what happened to that?
Grace October 25, 2012 at 03:56 AM
They aren't out of town they moved from Stevensville to Pasadena to live with Jimmy's mother Linda
steven lewandowski February 24, 2013 at 09:15 PM
This is so sad. I grew up over my Grandfathers Consignment Shop in Braddock PA, Ankney's Furniture and I'm in the industry here in Scottsdale AZ, Lost+Found Resale http://www.lostandfoundresale.com and I've seen unfortunate events like this before. Here in AZ, we had a large enterprise go bankrupt. The owner turned around and sold the name of her shop for pennies to a friend of her's and now the "former owner" still runs the business making millions while the consignors that lost money still haven't been paid. Even though the Court ruled she could not conduct business until all previous debts were paid( http://www.kpho.com/story/16106320/bankruptcy-to-back-in-business-terris-consign-and-design ). Stay Vigilant. Wishing you all The Best. Steven
steven lewandowski February 24, 2013 at 09:16 PM
This is so sad. I grew up over my Grandfathers Consignment Shop in Braddock PA, Ankney's Furniture and I'm in the industry here in Scottsdale AZ, Lost+Found Resale http://www.lostandfoundresale.com and I've seen unfortunate events like this before. Here in AZ, we had a large enterprise go bankrupt. The owner turned around and sold the name of her shop for pennies to a friend of her's and now the "former owner" still runs the business making millions while the consignors that lost money still haven't been paid. Even though the Court ruled she could not conduct business until all previous debts were paid( http://www.kpho.com/story/16106320/bankruptcy-to-back-in-business-terris-consign-and-design ). Stay Vigilant. Wishing you all The Best. Steven
Grace March 07, 2013 at 03:05 AM
Thanks, we are vigilant and relentless
Grace April 09, 2013 at 02:42 AM
Repeats Patricia Lawler, COURT date 4/16. We know you live in Laurel on Moonshine Lane & work for a Mortgage Co
Chris April 18, 2013 at 01:23 AM
Grace, how would you like it if someone posted your address? You had your day it court, now leave her alone! Your actions are pure harassment. What are you the caped crusader to rescue pawn shop customers? ha..ha.. I'm sorry your life is so dull. Take some Midol for your cramps and get yourself a new hobby.

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