Victim Gets Stolen Vehicle Back, Punches Suspect In Face

Posted at 9:44 PM, Jun 03, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-04 00:12:05-04

A man’s vehicle was stolen, but he was able to get it back after finding the suspect and punching him in the face.

The incident began in Clarksville in the 2400 block of Fort Campbell Boulevard just before 12 p.m. Friday.

Reports stated a 46-year-old victim left his 2004 gray Ford Expedition running and unattended as he went inside a Mapco.

Officials said he was in the store for about 30 seconds before he looked out and noticed his vehicle was missing.

A witness saw two suspects get into the vehicle. The suspects were described as a man, standing around 6’ tall and weighing approximately 170 pounds, who was wearing a red shirt, and a woman with pink and purple hair, standing around 5’9’’ tall and weighing approximately 120 pounds, who was wearing a multicolored tank top.

Police said the victim saw his vehicle turn onto Jack Miller Boulevard.

Later, around 6 p.m., the victim was in the area of Outlaw Field Road and Tiny Town Road trying to find his vehicle.

He saw it parked in the lot of a Circle K, and he watched as the male suspect got out of the driver’s seat to go inside.

The victim blocked his vehicle in with another one, approached his vehicle where the female was still inside, and removed the keys from the ignition.

The woman got out of the vehicle and went inside to find the man.

When they left the store and tried to walk away, the victim attempted to detain the man by grabbing him by the shirt.

The suspect allegedly pulled away then lunged at the victim, which was when the victim punched him in the face.

Both the man and woman fled into a nearby woodline behind the store.

Officials said the vehicle was processed for evidence before being returned to the victim. Surveillance photos of the suspects were released.

Anyone with information on this case has been asked to call Detective Tranberg at 931-648-0656, extension 5482, or the TIPSLINE at 931-645-8277.