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Franklin and Lamar go to a shady part of Vespucci Beach to repo a bike for Simeon.
GTA V description at Rockstar Games Social Club.
Lamar: "Ni**a, that's that Apache blood in me, homie. You lucky I ain't do a flying tomahawk and scalp they motherfuckin' ass."
Franklin: "We can't repo the assets of a dead man, "big sitting chief asshole!""
Lamar: "Ni**a, and we ain't going to neither, ni**a. I'm gonna keep this motherfucker for myself. Tell Simeon we couldn't recover it."
Franklin and Lamar after repossessing the bike.


Repossession is a mission in Grand Theft Auto V, given to protagonist Franklin Clinton by Armenian car salesman Simeon Yetarian from his business in Pillbox Hill.

Mission

Franklin arrives at Simeon's car dealership, where Simeon names him 'Employee of the Month'. Franklin, however, has become convinced that the crooked car dealer doesn't have his best interests in mind and is only keeping him and Lamar around for the muscle. After Lamar arrives (and promptly complains about being swindled out being Employee of the Month), they are tasked by Simeon to recover a motorbike sold to a Vagos gang member named Esteban Jimenez who refused to pay. The two make their way to a desolate back alley right next door to Vespucci Beach where Jimenez lives, and search for the bike in a few lockup garages before Lamar, despite Franklin's earlier attempts to keep him from escalating the situation, starts a gunfight with the owner's friends.

A car enters the compound and crashes, leaking fuel, prompting Franklin to shoot the spillage, setting the vehicle ablaze. Jimenez escapes on the bike, and Franklin and Lamar follow him in pursuit. After Franklin kills him, the duo splits up, Franklin takes the bike and meets with Lamar at the Car Wash in Innocence Boulevard, Strawberry. Franklin immediately gets on Lamar's case about the incident, bashing him for yet another lapse in judgement on Lamar's part and the fact that, since they were forced to kill the owner, the repossession is now meaningless, so Lamar keeps the bike for himself only for the bike to become one of Franklin's personal vehicles afterwards.

Following the mission, Lamar finds out that Stretch is being released from prison and notifies Franklin of that.

Gameplay

Go to Vespucci Beach.

After the beginning cutscene, the player has to go to Vespucci Beach with Lamar. The player can choose one of the three parked vehicles outside the dealership, or use their own vehicle to drive to the destination.

Return to Lamar.

If the player at any point gets too far away from Lamar, this objective will appear. If the player doesn't return to Lamar and continues to go further away, the mission will fail.

Follow Lamar.

When the player arrives at the destination, Lamar will exit the vehicle, and the player will have to follow him. The player will need to climb over the fence and walk to the end of the alley. On the way, Franklin and Lamar will encounter a drunk, which can be knocked out by Franklin, resulting in a comment from Lamar, and a truck with two Vagos members inside will pass them both. Causing any sort of disturbance in the alley or smashing the gate will fail the mission.

Search the garages.

Once Franklin and Lamar get to the end of the alley, the player is tasked with searching the garages. There are three garages. Walking up to the door of anyone will make Franklin open the door and attempt to search the garage. To make the mission faster, searching the largest garage will skip the player to the next part of the mission.

Pick up a weapon.

After choosing the right garage and watching the cutscene, the player simply needs to pick up the pistol that is lying on the ground.

Take out the Vagos.

Once the player picks up the weapon, it's time to kill all the attacking Vagos. There will be two enemies at first, it is advised to take cover by the garage exit. After the three enemies are killed, another one will walk up on the scaffolding. The player can either shoot the Vago or shoot the gas tank on the scaffolding, which will blow it up. Next enemy holds a Pump Shotgun, so the player has to be careful as it deals a lot of damage. Once that enemy is down, two more will pop up on the balconies, which can be easily killed by a headshot. Then, a Vagos gang member in a blue Penumbra attempts to drive off but is stopped by Lamar who shoots the gas tank and causes the gas to leak. The player can shoot the gas trail to blow up the car. The final wave of enemies will come out of the alleys and a building. Once these three are killed, the player is clear to exit.

Get the bike.

When the player is near the exit, a Vagos gang member will drive up and turn around. The player can take this short opportunity to shoot the gang member off the bike. Otherwise, the player will have to chase the gang member across the city. If Franklin loses Lamar in the process by leaving him behind, the mission fails.

Get on the bike.

Regardless of the decision, once the gang member is killed/knocked off, the player has to get on the bike. This objective will also appear if, at any point, the player exits or falls off the bike.

Go to the car wash.

Once the player got the bike, all they have to do now is drive to the car wash in Strawberry to complete the mission.

Following this mission, Pump Shotgun, Hammer (Special/Collector's Edition and Enhanced version bonus), Broken Bottle, and SNS Pistol (both from Beach Bum Update) are available at Ammu-Nation. First Strangers & Freaks mission Pulling Favors is available, as well as next mission for Simeon. Lamar texts Franklin about Monkey Mosaics in Enhanced version, properly introducing that type of collectibles. It is available from the beginning though, after completing Franklin and Lamar. Letter Scraps are also available from now on. Player can call Lamar after that mission for friend activities. 24/7 convenience stores are open from now on. Simeon Yetarian is unlocked as a Director Mode character on XB1, PS4 and PC. Also, Lamar texts Franklin that he left the bike at Franklin's home some time later.

Gold Medal Objectives

  • Time – Complete within 06:30.
    • Skip the cutscenes.
    • The Vagos showing up after the Penumbra are the last foes the player needs to kill. After this, the bike and its owner will spawn and start fleeing behind the fence. At that moment the player will have a chance to shoot the biker and avoid the car chase all together.
    • Picking a suitable car at Simeon's place and excellent driving skill, coupled with Franklin's special ability, makes the chase easier.
  • Trail Blazer – Shoot the gasoline trail.
    • The Penumbra will flee, leaving a gas trail in the process for Franklin to shoot at, eliminating the threat, as it blows up the car and the occupants.
  • Headshots – Kill 6 enemies with a headshot.
    • Kill as many enemies as possible with a headshot within quick succession.
  • Accuracy – Finish with a shooting accuracy of at least 70%.
    • Doing non-headshots with a low damage weapon will allow Franklin to score more hits.

Transcript

This section/page depicts all cutscenes and dialogues in the mission "Repossession" in Grand Theft Auto V.

Transcript
Franklin receives a call from Simeon.
Simeon: Franklin!
Franklin: Eh, what's going down, homie?
Simeon: The market, my boy. Liquidity's a bitch. Get over here so I can give you the new repo list.
Franklin: Alright, I'll be around when I get a chance.
Franklin walks into the showroom.
Franklin: Hey, what's up, Simeon?
Simeon: My dear boy. So good to see you. So good. Hold me.
Simeon embraces Franklin for a moment before being pushed away.
Franklin: Yeah, look, man... Look, we've been working together for about a few months now, right?
Simeon: Which is why I am very honored to announce to you... that you... are Employee of the Month.
Franklin: Huh?
Simeon: Anyway, congratulations! It wasn't easy picking a winner.
Franklin: Yeah, me, Lamar, your nephew Sacha with the twitch. Look, man. It's been a real honor, homie, but I gotta move forward in my life. It seem like all I do is let people tell me what to do and I do it and nothing changes.
Simeon: I tell you what, my boy, you tell me exactly what you want, and I will very carefully explain to you why it cannot be.
Franklin: What?
Simeon: Today is repossessing vehicles that fools have purchased at exorbitant interest rates. But tomorrow... Together! I never had a black son, but if I did I want him to be just like you.
Lamar interrupts the conversation.
Lamar: Knock knock, ni**as!
Simeon: Hello, Lamar!
Lamar: What's up, Simeon? What's up, homie? What's happening, homie?
Franklin: Sup, dog?
Simeon: Franklin here has been awarded Employee of the Month.
Lamar stares indignantly at the award hanging on the wall.
Lamar: You fucking with me, right?
Franklin: Man, we both being fucked with, dog.
Lamar: Man, knock it off, man. For real? After all the motherfucking work I put in, man?
Franklin: Man, fuck this Employee of the Month shit, homie. I'm sitting up here trying to get us...
Lamar: What do you mean, "fuck this Employee of the Month shit", man? When there's some shit to be won, Goddamnit, I want it. I don't give a fuck what it is. Y'know what I'm talkin' about? I take no prisoners. I go hard doing this shit. Big dog. Big nuts. When names is on a motherfuckin' board I want to see my name at the top of that motherfucker and next to it, it need to say "Winner".
Simeon: Maybe next month, huh?
Lamar: Man, fuck next month, Simeon. What about today? I-I demand a retrial.
Simeon: Today is nothing, just a bike. Hasn't made a payment at all. Some kid at Vespucci Beach. His name is Esteban Jimenez.
Franklin: Is he in a gang?
Simeon: Curiously enough, I did not inquire when he bought the bike.
Lamar: We got work to do, err... Employee of the Month.
Franklin: Man, fuck you, and come on.
Lamar: Man, you's about a "yes master"-ass ni**a.
Franklin and Lamar leave the showroom and enter a car.
Lamar: What we waiting for? Magellan Ave., ni**a. Vespucci Beach.
Franklin: Hey, wasn't that motherfucker who took the bike that ese - Vagos dude? With the tattoo on his face and shit?
Lamar: Yeah, that was him.
Franklin: Fuck, homie, I don't want no unnecessary bullshit here, alright?
Lamar: Ni**a, I don't give a shit. There's a reason Simeon pays a couple of mean looking motherfuckers to come repo this shit. We ain't girl scouts.
Franklin: In your case, I ain't so sure about that.
Lamar: Man, step up, ni**a! Of course this dude real. Who else is gonna have the required surplus of paper, and deficiency of brain cells? He just put a dub down on this bike.
Franklin: Twenty Gs?
Lamar: With a three G note!
Franklin: Man, that motherfucker must be tricked out, dog.
Lamar: Man, this whole setup designed to take drug money.
Franklin: Alright, man, look, we go in quiet. In and out, no fuckin' drama.
Lamar: I'll try, homie. But I'm one loud, dramatic, brash, crazy, greedy, shoot a motherfucker in the back type motherfucker. And you love me for it, ni**a.
Franklin: That's right, homie. Nothing but love, ni**a.
Lamar: The bike should be in one of the lockups down here.
Franklin: “Should be” is the story of your life, asshole.
Franklin and Lamar jump the fence of the complex, and walk down the alleyway.
Lamar: I’ma make this look easy.
A drunken man stumbles out into the alley from an opened garage.
Crazy Guy: Heeeeey!
Lamar: I think this crazy motherfucker want something. [to the crazy guy] Hey, what's up homie, you alright?
Crazy Guy: Away, away, away from me! Zapho agents!
Lamar gets up in the guy’s face and feigns a hit, making him fall to the ground.
Lamar: Ungh! Yeah, you thought I was gonna hit yo' bitch-ass huh? Drunk-ass ni**a.
A Bison with gang members inside approaches, then drives past the two.
Lamar: Shit man, play it cool. [quietly] Yeah, that's right. Keep it moving, bitch.
Franklin: Man, I don't like this shit one bit. Hey, look, let's keep it smooth, homie.
Lamar: Man, your pussy’s the only thing that’s smooth up in this shit.
Franklin: Man, what exactly did I do in a past life to deserve your stupid ass?
Lamar: This a routine lick, dog. Chill.
Franklin: Do them Vagos look routine? This is Shady Ass Alley!
Lamar: Shit, we in Vespucci Beach.
Franklin: We on the wrong side of Vespucci Beach. You should know, a block makes a difference.
Lamar: Eh, eh, eh, hold up. Got to be in one of these motherfuckers.
Franklin and Lamar search the lockups, and find nothing.
Lamar: Man, ain't this 'bout a bitch? Ain't no motherfucking bike in here, man.
Franklin: No shit, ni**a.
A pair of Vagos walk up to Franklin and Lamar.
Vagos Member 1: Hola, amigos!
Lamar: Hola, ese.
Vagos Member 1: Oh, we just saw you tryin' to creep up in here, man.
Lamar: Yeah? You saw this, motherfucker?
Lamar pulls out a Micro SMG, and the Vagos member a Pistol.
Lamar: Oh, shit!
Lamar shoots the Vagos member in the chest, killing him.
Franklin: Motherfucker.
Vagos Member 2: Eh, come on down, everybody! Come on down!
The other Vagos member runs off, and both parties prepare themselves for the ensuing gun fight. Lamar slides a Pistol to Franklin.
Franklin: Hey, ni**a. I would have just gotten my ass beat over a fucking gun fight.
Lamar: Man, stop being a pussy, ni**a, and grab that piece.
The two begin to fight the Vagos, moving down the alley.
Lamar: Find your bitch-ass some cover.
They continue fighting the Vagos. Franklin may shoot a nearby canister, potentially destroying scaffolding above Lamar and wiping out several Vagos members.
Lamar: We got to move!
During the shootout, a group of Vagos attempt to flee in a Penumbra but crash, leaving a trail of petrol. Franklin may ignite it, blowing the car up. The Vagos are done.
Lamar: You still breathing, homie?
Franklin: Yeah, barely, homie.
Lamar: Shit, we gotta get the fuck away from this shit.
Franklin: Man, we only came here for a bike.
The two spot Esteban Jimenez on the motorcycle, fleeing the scene.
Lamar: And there the motherfucker is right there. [to Jimenez] Hey, ni**a, come here, we got yo’ pink-slip!
Franklin and Lamar climb back over the fence, and get in a car in pursuit of the bike owner.
Franklin: You crazy motherfucker. Why we have to pop all them people?
Lamar: You was there too. Correct me if I’m wrong, but you shot more of them than I did.
Franklin: Yeah, but you started this shit, stupid.
The duo eventually intercept Jimenez and then part ways, with Franklin taking the motorcycle.
Lamar: Take the bike and meet me at the car wash around the way.
Franklin rides over to the car wash, where Lamar is on his phone waiting for him.
Franklin: Man, I can't hang with yo' ass for a while, bro. You a psychopath! You done finally fuckin’ lost it!
Lamar: Ni**a, that's that Apache blood in me, homie. You lucky I ain't do a flying tomahawk and scalp they motherfuckin’ ass.
Franklin: We can't repo the assets of a dead man, “big sitting chief asshole!”
Lamar: Ni**a, and we ain't going to neither, ni**a. I'm gonna keep this motherfucker for myself. Tell Simeon we couldn't recover it.
Lamar jumps onto the bike and rides away.
Franklin: [yelling] You fucking tell him, you fucking moron!


Aftermath

Los Santos Meteor Newspaper

Several dead in suspected gang shoot-out.
Frank Edwards – Los Santos Meteor
"Police are scratching their heads as to what caused a violent shootout in Puerto Del Sol yesterday that left several gang members dead. The recent rise in gang crime continues unabated. An alley off Magellan Avenue in Vespucci Beach was turned into a war zone and the battle then spilled out onto the surrounding streets. Police are uncertain if this means drug wars between Hispanic gangs have reignited, or if this was simply a deal or an altercation gone wrong. The Vagos are known to have long-term turf wars both internally and with the city's other major street gangs, including the Aztecas who have been largely forced out of Los Santos into Blaine County, the Ballas and the Families. No one is clear on what caused this massacre, with LSPD spokesman Lee Whitless stating "We are desperately searching for someone to blame. We haven't found anyone yet, so we are probably going to try to say something silly like 'it's the fault of junk food or pollution', simply for something to say."

Weazel News (Radio)

"A gang shootout in Puerto Del Sol. A quiet cul-de-sac erupted in gang violence as a bloody massacre left several Vagos gang members dead. A trail of devastation and no clear idea what happened, or why. Police don't know if this means drug wars between Hispanic gangs have reignited, or if this was simply a deal, or an altercation, gone terribly wrong."

Bleeter Posts

  • @gogodave – "major shootout goin down rite near the boardwalk at vespucci beach I can hardly bleet im rolerblading so fast"
  • @pato_grande26 – "They sayin Los Santos Vagos got run up on bad. I mean like ten homies face down bad. Shit just got turned up."

Lifeinvader Posts

  • Lamar Davis"Employee of the month? Now that's some bullshit."
  • Simeon Yetarian"What the hell happened with that bike? Why must you make a simple job so complicated?"
  • Lamar Davis"That was wild down at Vespucci, dog. We need to ask Yetarian for a pay rise."

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Trivia

  • In the gameplay trailer, there is a picture of Simeon Yetarian instead in the employee of the month portrait. The same happens during normal gameplay, anytime outside the mission.
    • In the trailer, it might have been done to prevent Franklin's last name being revealed way too early.
  • If the player changed Franklin's hairstyle, Lamar will compliment the haircut. If not, he will comment that too.
  • Several sports cars (being the same all the time from vehicle type to colors) spawn before the mission (as well as during each replay) at Simeon's parking spaces in the service area. It's optional to use them for the mission.
  • In previous GTA games, jumping towards a wall or a fence will automatically shift the character into climbing it. However, GTA V changed this, jumping towards the fence will make the character face-plant straight into it, much to Lamar's amusement. This is most likely a reference to older GTA games that allow climbing walls.
    • To avoid smashing into the wall/fence, get close enough before jumping.
  • When Franklin and Lamar first enter, a Green Bison passes by, and when it drives away to the gate, it does not open and the truck trespasses the gate, as if it is not a solid entity.
    • This was fixed in a later patch, whereas the car now halts at the gate as it opens, and drives out, followed by the gates closing.
  • If the player were to dial 911 and smash through the gate using a vehicle, the mission won't fail until the emergency services hang up.
  • Body Armor can be found in the first lockup on the left-hand side (opposite the larger garage), which the player may find useful.
  • The Bagger already has Franklin's personalised number plate before he and Lamar even repossess it.
    • This has been fixed in the Enhanced version, however, and the Bagger will spawn with a random combination.
    • The Bagger is also a darker green to Franklin's final version, and Franklin doesn't mention anything about respraying it. This is possibly an oversight.
  • Jimenez (who attempted to escape on the bike) can be spared by shooting him off his bike before he drives away. He seems to have more health than the other gang members, so this could even be performed with a shotgun.
  • An Internet news article from Los Santos Meteor after this mission says that Lifeinvader is going to "make history again with a new product launch this week", which means that the events of this mission and Friend Request happen during the same in-game week.
  • If the player replays this mission and has modified Franklin's Bagger, the Bagger featured in the mission will have all upgrades, except for the paint job which will be the default (green). The same applies to Amanda's Sentinel in Father/Son.
  • If Franklin is able to take the bike before the gang member can drive away with it, the radio will automatically be tuned to West Coast Classics, and the song playing will be "What Would U Do" by The Dogg Pound.
  • During the shootout, a blue Penumbra will hit a wall and its trunk will open. However, the player can't steal the car although the player has shot the driver.

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