Louisville man accused of stealing U of L student's car
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man is facing felony charges after police say he burglarized a University of Louisville student's apartment and stole his car.
According to an arrest report, the incident took place on July 17, just after 3 a.m.
Police say 27-year-old Justin Johnson "unlawfully entered" the student's apartment in the 1500 block of Shelburne Circle, near the intersection of West Shipp Avenue and South 7th Street. While inside, Johnson allegedly stole the student's car keys.
At some point during the burglary, the student heard some noise and followed Johnson out into the parking lot, where police say he found Johnson looking for his car. When he saw the student, Johnson allegedly told him to leave, threatening to shoot him if he refused. Police say Johnson then drove away in the student's car.
Police caught up with Johnson on Wednesday, just over a week after the theft. Police say he was driving a different vehicle -- an SUV that had been reported stolen from the same location. Police say the student's car had been abandoned and the student's keys were in his pocket.
Johnson was charged with second-degree burglary and first-degree robbery in connection with this case.
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