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A Little Rock officer said he arrested a man who he saw trying to break into his personal vehicle, according to a police report.

Lt. Johnny Gilbert Jr. said he was getting his shoes shined around 4 p.m. Saturday in the 500 block of East Capitol Avenue when he noticed a man pulling on the door handles of his vehicle, a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta.

When Gilbert asked the man, later identified as 29-year-old Forrest King, what he was doing, the Little Rock resident said it was his vehicle, according to the report.

The report said Gilbert, 59, then identified himself as a police officer, prompting the man to reach down his shirt for what was later discovered to be a blue pocketknife tied to a string.

Gilbert wrestled the man to the ground and placed him in handcuffs, the report said. According to the report, King was arrested on charges that include aggravated assault of a police officer and breaking or entering.

King was taken to UAMS Medical Center, where he tested positive for methamphetamine, the report said.

His name did not appear on the Pulaski County jail's online inmate roster as of Monday afternoon.

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Metro on 07/11/2018

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