LETHAL LUXURY Michigan man puts life at risk and dodges bullets from robber's gun: "You’re not getting my Louis Vuitton"
The authorities were able to find and arrest the armed robber who was identified as 21-year-old Christian Steven Bracamontes.
A man in Michigan was surprisingly able to dodge, according to reports, at least three bullets that were fired at him, all the while shielding his precious Louis Vuitton bag from a thief during an armed robbery.
31-year-old Jerad Kluting was walking on the way to his home in Holland Township, Michigan, on May 14 when suddenly, a man showed up and pulled out a gun.
He then demanded that Kluting give him the designer bag.
Kluting was very stubborn about parting with his precious fashion accessory so the man fired three shots from the gun at him. He still refused to give the armed robber the bag so the suspect just drove away.
After the incident took place, the authorities were able to find and arrest the armed robber who was identified as 21-year-old Christian Steven Bracamontes.
Kluting went back to the spot, where he was almost mugged, on May 15 and spoke to Wood TV, a local news network.
He 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 was like: 'You're not getting my Louis Vuitton'. I worked very hard for this bag I've had forever and it means a lot to me."
"I wasn't about ready to relinquish it to some thug that was going to demand it from me." According to Kluting, the bag cost $1,700 and it is not in production at the moment.
Kluting then said: "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."
The man also said that the armed robber was firing his gun just to scare Kluting the first couple of times but then the third time the gun was aimed at him with the intent to kill.
Kluting said that he is a lucky man to have made it out of the situation without being harmed and he says that he has no regrets when it comes to how he managed to handle the situation.
He said: "I got my bag. He can pry it out of my cold dead hands."
Bracamontes, in the meantime, has been charged with armed robbery, receiving and concealing stolen property, and felony firearm possession.