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Carjacker steals car then offers to sell it back to owner for $50

By Mason White 11:31 AM January 12, 2015
Jereh Brown 

By: Tanya Malhotra
A man stole a car and then offered to sell it back to the owner.

Prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois, said that the man stole the car and then contacted the owner of the 1998 Chevy Malibu, offering to sell it to her for $50.

Assistant State Attorney Erin Antonietti said that 24-year-old Jereh Brown, carjacked the vehicle while receiving a ride.

The car was driven by a friend of the car owner. Brown allegedly forced the woman out of the driver’s seat and drove off with it.

Brown later contacted the owner of the car, a 19-year-old woman, and offered to sell the Chevy Malibu back to her for $50.

The woman agreed to meet with Brown, and contacted police to accompany her to the agreed upon location, the prosecutor said.

The two were supposed to meet around 10:00 p.m. Police reportedly found Brown hiding in a closet in the house where he agreed to meet the woman.

Brown was arrested. Police found the key to the victim’s car inside the home, where Brown was arrested.

Brown was charged with vehicular theft and possession of a stolen vehicle. He was released under electronic surveillance.