Car Shop Owner Tells Criminal To Take A Seat—At Gunpoint

posted on June 25, 2016

“He didn’t fit the build for a Mini owner.”

Those were the words of Modified by KC co-owner Ryan Charlton, when a man rolled into his shop with a turbocharged Mini Cooper looking to sell the seats. Earlier, he had seen a similar car posted on social media sites, so Charlton believed the car was stolen and the man was selling parts. 

That’s when Charlton coolly walked over and locked the door. Charlton told WDAF-TV, “He was a little nervous and freaked out by that. I said, ‘Chill out.’” He quietly called police and grabbed his pistol, telling the thief to take a seat. The criminal tried a bribe, but Charlton simply waited for officers. 

“It was kind of like that ‘Pulp Fiction’ moment. ‘We are going to be little Fonzies … We are going to relax until they get here.’” After police arrived and took the man into custody, Charlton took a photo of the car and contacted the owner. 

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