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Suspect allegedly pulls gun on victim who refused to buy Bluetooth speaker

5 years 5 months 3 weeks ago Wednesday, November 29 2017 Nov 29, 2017 November 29, 2017 6:29 AM November 29, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

BATON ROUGE- Authorities arrested a man they say allegedly pulled a gun on a victim who refused to buy a Bluetooth speaker from him.

The incident took place on Nov. 28 at Soft Touch Car Wash located at 500 Community College Drive.

According to the affidavit, the suspect approached the victim and asked if he wanted to purchase a Bluetooth speaker. The suspect was identified as Mitchell Mosby.

The victim told authorities he refused to buy the speaker from Mosby. At that point, the victim stated that Mosby aggressively asked if he wanted the speaker and pulled out a Hi-Point .40 caliber pistol.

Authorities said the victim then grabbed his own firearm from his car and pointed it at Mosby. The victim was able to knock Mosby's weapon out of his hand and Mosby fled the scene on foot, according to authorities. 

The victim advised that although Mosby did not ask for money, he felt that an armed robbery or worse was about to take place.

Authorities said Mosby later contacted police and provided his location. Mosby told police he was "down on his luck." He claimed that he attempted to sell a Bluetooth speaker to the victim and was refused. Mosby then admitted to possessing the firearm and claimed he wanted to sell it to the victim. Mosby told authorities that the victim pulled out his own gun and took Mosby's weapon from him.

The Hi-Point firearm Mosby admitted to possessing was reported stolen through the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office.

Mosby was charged with attempted armed robbery, illegal possession of stolen firearm and felon in possession of a firearm.

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