A Vietnamese American man sentenced to 10 years in jail for stealing a car by a court in Binh Duong Province on Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018
Kevin Long Nguyen, 30, was arrested in August, 2017 when he was driving his stolen car.
The owner of the car was a resident of Binh Duong Province. But at the time of the theft, it was being driven by a young woman who had stopped to withdraw cash from an ATM on August 6, 2017.
According to the indictment, Kevin went to the Becamex Tower shopping mall in Binh Duong to apply for a job but failed. When leaving the mall, Kevin noticed the Honda Civic with the key in the ignition, jumped in and drove off, the CCTV camera captured this moment.
Three days later, a group of vigilantes patrolling their neighborhood spotted him driving the stolen vehicle on the street and chased him down. They arrest him and handed over to the local police.
Kevin admitted to the local police that, he had tried to sell the car for $20,600 but was unable to find a buyer because he had no vehicle registration certificate.
“Kevin had returned to Vietnam in 2016 after losing his job in the U.S. and stayed homeless for a long time before ending up in jail for car theft”. Said local official.
In another case, American Moon Atfri, 32, was sentenced to seven years in jail for attacking a Grab driver and stealing his motorbike in April 2018.
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