A Louisville man has been arrested after trying to steal a car that he found listed on Craigslist. But he probably would have gotten away with the theft and much more had the owner of the car not been armed with a handgun.
According to police, an Indiana resident listed his car on Craigslist. He was soon contacted about the Dodge Charger by 25-year-old Marcus Forbes of Louisville. Forbes had been in touch with the owner of the car for several days before he finally came up to see it in person.
Forbes brought a friend with him to see the car, but after a few minutes his friend left. Police reports stated that Forbes told the owner of the car that he was waiting for a family member to bring him the money so he could buy the car and finalize the transaction.
But after hours of waiting the two went for a test drive in the car. With Forbes behind the wheel the drive went for several minutes before the owner of the car asked him to go back to the house. But rather than returning Forbes got on the highway and started heading south, presumably towards his home in Louisville, KY.
The man repeatedly asked Forbes to drive back to the house, but he kept driving south. After several miles the owner of the car pulled out a handgun. This time Forbes listened and pulled the car over.
Once the car was stopped the Indiana man called police while holding the carjacker at gunpoint.
According to whas11.com,
Forbes was taken into custody and is charged with Criminal Confinement, Class C Felony; Conversion, Class C Felony; Attempted Theft, Class D Felony and False Informing, Class B Misdemeanor.
If the owner of the car had not been armed with a gun who knows how this would have turned out. It was obvious that the carjacker had no intentions on paying for the car, but he would have to do something with the owner of the car once he got to his destination. Fortunately we will never know what would have happened because the car owner was also a gun owner.
Not a single shot was fired, no one was hurt, and once again a law abiding citizen was able to use a firearm to save his life and property. This is what happens when you allow and encourage responsible gun ownership. Hope the anti-gunners are getting the message.
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