Friday, October 26, 2012

(AL)Jefferson County man holds suspected car thieves at gunpoint until deputies arrive

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Alabama - Two men suspected of trying to steal a car near Forestdale were taken into custody after a Jefferson County man held them at gunpoint until sheriff's deputies arrived and took over.

On Wednesday afternoon, a woman got word from a friend that a tow truck was at her home on Republic Road near Forestdale loading up her car. She and her friends went to investigate and indeed caught two thieves in the act, said Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian.

One of the friends pulled out his gun and ordered the pair to leave everything as it was until deputies arrived. When deputies got there, they found the car hooked to a cable behind the flatbed truck. The bed was in a tilted position, and ready to load.

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