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Man Refuses To Give Armed-Thief His $1,700 Louis Vuitton Bag Despite Coming Under Fire

Claire Reid

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Man Refuses To Give Armed-Thief His $1,700 Louis Vuitton Bag Despite Coming Under Fire

A man has amazingly managed to dodge three bullets while simultaneously protecting his Louis Vuitton bag during an armed robbery.


Jerad Kluting, 31, was walking home in Michigan in the US on Monday when a would-be thief approached him carrying a gun and demanded he hand over the pricey bag.

However, Jerad wasn't having that. He told the man 'no', prompting him to fire three shots, before giving up and driving off.

Speaking to Wood TV, Jerad said: "It happened very fast. In one motion he took the gun out of his waist belt and with the other hand put up a bandana over his mouth and pointed, was like, 'Give me your bag'.

"I worked very hard for this bag I've had forever and it means a lot to me.

Credit: WoodTV
Credit: WoodTV

"I wasn't about ready to relinquish it to some thug that was going to demand it from me."

He explained to the reporter that the bag set him back $1,700 (£1,262) and is no longer being made so it isn't like he could just go out and buy a new one.

He continued: "I love Louis Vuitton and I saw this bag long before I could buy it and I saved up my money to buy it.

"It means a lot to me. It represents me. I wasn't about to relinquish my personal property."

Jared, who let's be fair, is absolutely nails, thinks the first two shots were fired to 'scare him' but that the third was 'aimed to kill'.

Christian Steven Bracamontes. Credit: Ottawa County Jail
Christian Steven Bracamontes. Credit: Ottawa County Jail

But says that it didn't cross his mind to hand the bag over. "I got my bag," he said. "He can pry it out of my cold dead hands."

After the wannabe armed robber did a runner, Jared called cops to report the incident and a short while later an arrest was made.

Christian Steven Bracamontes, 21, was picked up by police in relation to the attempted robbery. He has since been charged with armed robbery, receiving and concealing stolen property and felony firearm.

According to the sheriff's office, he was found to have a stolen handgun in his car. The logistics of an armed robber stealing a gun seem confusing at best.

Featured Image Credit: Wood TV

Topics: US News, crime, Weird

Claire Reid
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