A fabulous resident of Holland Township, MI was the victim of an attempted burglary this week. Jerad Kluting was walking along Riley Street around 5pm on Monday when a robber approached him with a gun demanding his Louis Vuitton bag. But the fabulous Kluting was NOT having it!
The assailant fired three shots and Kluting dodged the bullets, struggling to keep hold of his prized bag—which is no longer in production.
Kluting told WCMH-TV that he was not about to give up his cherished accessory so easily:
It happened very fast. In one motion he took the gun out of his waist belt and with the other hand put up a bandana over his mouth and pointed, was like, ‘Give me your bag. I was like, ‘You’re not getting my Louis Vuitton.' I worked very hard for this and this bag I’ve had forever and it means a lot to me. I wasn’t about ready to relinquish it to some thug that was going to demand it from me.
I paid $1,700 for it or thereabouts…I love Louis Vuitton and I saw this bag long before I could buy it and I saved up my money to buy it. It means a lot to me…It represents me. I wasn’t about to relinquish my personal property.
Obviously authorities (and I) encourage robbery victims to forfeit their belongings if ever approached by someone with a weapon, but Kluting defended himself and his property long enough to deter the robber.
Police located and arrested the 21-year-old suspect after his car matched the profile. He also in possession of a stolen handgun.
I got my bag. He can pry it out of my cold dead hands.