[Video] Craigslist Deal Results in Carjacking, Victim Pulls Gun

May 6 2014
by GSL Staff
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Incident at a Glance
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Source: whas11.com Archive: WebCite.org

Stock - gun in handA Craigslist deal went wrong resulted in the victim of a carjacking pulling a gun on the suspect and holding him at gunpoint on the side of the interstate.

The owner of a Dodge Charger went to the home of a potential buyer, Marcus Forbes, who he found on Craiglist. The car’s owner took several friends with him, but they left after a time.

At some point, Forbes asked if he could test drive the vehicle.

During the test drive, the owner asked Forbes to return to his home several times, but these requests were ignored. Forbes then got onto the interstate and started traveling south.

That’s when the owner drew his concealed handgun, got Forbes to pull the car over, and called police on the side of the highway.

Police arrived and arrested Forbes and charged him with several crimes according to WHAS,

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.

This incident is the most common type of defensive gun use. That is, one in which no shots were fired and no one was hurt. Despite this being the most common type of defensive gun use, these incidents are often not included in statistics about defensive gun uses. Many of these statistics and studies focus solely on justifiable homicides.

This is the 34th defensive gun use we’ve documented in the state of Indiana and the 1,115th defensive gun use we’ve documented overall.

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