Ollie Dunn, 32, is charged with attempted auto theft, unlawful entry of a vehicle, vehicle theft, theft and operator never licensed. (Howard County Jail)
Larry Larimore, 9, stopped a suspected carjacker on Christmas. (Credit: WTHR, Screenshot)
(Meredith) -- A man who allegedly tried to steal a pickup truck on Christmas day didn't get very far, thanks to a 9-year-old boy.
Police said 32-year-old Ollie Dunn attempted to steal a 2009 Dodge Ram in Kokomo on Monday, according to WTHR.
Little did he know, a 9-year-old boy named Larry Larimore was inside the truck. Despite being afraid, Larrimore pulled out a pellet gun and confronted the suspect.
“As soon as he opened the door, I got scared,” Larimore told WTHR. “So I pulled out the pellet gun and pointed it at his head.”
The suspect took off and hopped inside a Chevy Trailblazer parked nearby.
Officers followed the Trailblazer until it was involved in a minor accident down the road.
Dunn was later arrested and charged with attempted auto theft, unlawful entry of a vehicle, vehicle theft, theft and operator never licensed.
A 9 year old from Kokomo used a pellet gun to scare a man who tried to steal his dad's truck. Then the suspect tried to steal another car and they chased him down. Suspect in custody, everyone got their cars and no one was hurt. https://t.co/aTIvbId6Lq@WTHRcom