Tonight a man is in shock and thankful that he did as the suspect said, knowing the price of his car is not worth the price of his life.
The victim, Norverto Alejo, said the suspect who he did not know approached him near the AM-PM on 23rd and F street and threatened to shoot him if he didn't do what he said.
“I just told him okay that's fine, take it, whatever, I don't care. The car is insured so I don't care,” said Alejo.
After the car was stolen, Alejo immediately called BPD to report the incident and within 45 minutes officers had located the car and the suspect.
“There was officers circulating in the area and one of the officers located the vehicle in front of the Food Maxx where the suspect was taken into custody,” said BPD Sergeant Marcela Haskins.
After getting his car back, Alejo never second guessed his decision to do as he was told, knowing his car is replaceable.
“No, no that's why when he said I'm going to shoot you, I said OK take the car I don't care. I mean it's not worth it to risk your life trying to fight with a guy like that and life keeps going,” said Alejo.
But Alejo is wondering what his wife and kids will say who are not in town with him.
“She probably will be shocked but it is what it is. But yeah they're in Mexico, they're safe,” said Alejo.
Leaving him almost speechless, thankful that tonight he is safe and his car was returned.
“Yeah…it's yeah…absolutely...” said Alejo.
Now we are very fortunate that BPD was able to respond within the hour to return Alejo's car, but the most important thing is that nobody was injured.