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Suspects Stealing Catalytic Converter Use Saw to Attack Man Sleeping in Car, Cops Say

suspects stealing catalytic converter saw attack man sleeping in car
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May 1 2023, Published 4:33 p.m. ET

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A Rhode Island man was allegedly assaulted with a saw after he confronted thieves trying to steal his vehicle’s catalytic converter, according to authorities.

On April 29, police were called to an area in Mt. Pleasant for a report of an assault, according to GoLocalProv.

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Once at the scene, officers met with the victim, a male in his 30s. The victim said he was sleeping in his vehicle when he heard a grinding noise underneath him, GoLocalProv reported.

According to the victim, he saw two people under his car. The victim approached them, which is when he was allegedly struck with a pipe by one of the suspects, while the other suspect possibly used a saw to harm him.


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The victim said the suspects then fled, according to police. He was taken to a nearby hospital for his injuries.

Detectives are currently investigating the incident.


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