Today's Paper Latest Elections Coronavirus 🔵 Covid Classroom Cooking Families Core values Story ideas iPad Weather Newsletters Obits Puzzles Archive

A 19-year-old was at a Little Rock park Monday night when a robber took the teen's rifle, pointed it at him and stole his car, according to a police report.

The Monticello teen told officers he was with three people at Interstate Park at 3900 Arch St. shortly after 11 p.m. when one of them picked up the AR-15-style rifle in his 2016 Dodge Charger, loaded it and put it to his head.

According to authorities, the robber told the 19-year-old that he was taking the gun and threatened him, saying: “You gonna take one to the head, on the blood.”

The teen ran away and hid, then heard his car driving away, a report from the city's Police Department states.

Also listed as stolen were the gun, which was valued at $1000, and an iPhone that was inside the car.

The victim told authorities that the two people who didn’t hold a gun to his head, including a male he knew as "Flanagan," told the carjacker to "chill" during the robbery.

Flanagan was described as a black male who stands 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighs about 150 pounds and has curly, black hair. The second person was 6 feet tall, weighed about 180 pounds and had curly, black hair, according to the report.

The victim said the gunman was a black male who stood 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighed 120 pounds and had black hair.

The 19-year-old’s car was later recovered in the 1100 block of Brookside Drive, officers noted.

No suspects were named, and no arrests had been made at the time of the report.


More headlines

Sponsor Content

Archived Comments

  • LRDawg
    August 7, 2018 at 2:51 p.m.

    So carrying a gun is for protection? LMAO tell that to this kid. Now we have a stolen gun in the hands of robbers. 2nd amendment....what a joke!

  • Justthefaqsmaam
    August 7, 2018 at 3:42 p.m.

    Note to self:
    Never drive to LR from Monticello to ‘hang out’ with 3 people at Interstate Park at 11 PM

  • BoudinMan
    August 7, 2018 at 4:07 p.m.

    Yeah, gun play never occurs with whites, or browns, or Asians, or...well, never mind.

  • 98sb715
    August 7, 2018 at 6:13 p.m.

    I didn't have a $1000 gun and a late model Dodge Charger when I was 19. Might have money, but no common sense. Yea I'm gonna toss my gun in my car and drive from Monticello to Little Rock to meet people I don't know at 11 PM in some park.

  • Foghorn
    August 7, 2018 at 7:15 p.m.

    Maggie - You need to publish an update when the answer to the question ‘was the gun purchased by the teen legally?’ becomes available. Why does a 19yr old hanging out with friends need an AR15? Yet another example of why assault weapons should be banned. One more now on the street in the hands of a murderous individual. One or more of the people in the group knows who the thief is and where he can likely be found. All should be detained until he and the weapon are found.

  • ToTheLeft
    August 8, 2018 at 12:15 a.m.

    So much for carrying a gun for protection!

  • HarleyOwner
    August 8, 2018 at 11:51 a.m.

    I'd say he went there to buy drugs and got robbed instead.

  • RobertBolt
    August 8, 2018 at 12:43 p.m.

    Guns and their brain-dead owners: endangering, maiming, and killing you, your family, and your friends since the invention of gun powder.