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9-year-old boy with pellet gun stops man from stealing truck on Christmas

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Ollie Dunn, 32, is charged with attempted auto theft, unlawful entry of a vehicle, vehicle theft, theft and operator never licensed. (Howard County Jail) 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) 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.

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Information from: WTHR, https://www.wthr.com/

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