This suspected carjacker picked the wrong brothers to mess with, police say.
Brothers Juan and Justo Sop were getting home from work at 11 p.m. Sunday in Oklahoma City when an attempted carjacker tried to take their vehicle, the brothers told KFOR.
But these brothers weren’t about to let the attempted carjacker make off with their vehicle, police said. Instead, the two brothers started to fight back — and when a third brother, Antonio, heard the commotion outside the house, he ran out to join the melee as well, police said.
“We got him down on the ground, but he took out a knife,” Antonio Sop told KFOR. “Then we grabbed the knife, took it away from him.”
It turned out a knife wasn’t all the carjacker had on him, though.
“Then he had a gun, too,” Sop told the TV station. “He put two shots in the ground.”
By the time police arrived at the scene, the suspect — Jordan Michael Bond, 29 — had been wrestled to the ground by the three men, Oklahoma City Police Department spokesman Gary Knight said in a statement.
Even though the brothers were sitting on top of the suspect holding him down, the would-be carjacker was still holding onto his gun by the time police got there, Antonio Sop told KFOR. But police were able to kick the firearm out of his hand, KFOR reports.
“He was taken into police custody at that time,” Knight said in a statement.
Bond was then taken to the Oklahoma County Jail, police said.
Booked at the jail early Monday morning, Bond now faces charges of possession of a firearm, robbery and three counts of shooting with intent to kill, according to Oklahoma County Jail records. Bond has previous felony convictions, records indicate.
Bond for Bond has been set at $164,000, records said.
Previously, Bond was arrested by Oklahoma City police in 2008 for driving under the influence, Knight said. Bond was also arrested earlier this year in Oklahoma City for possession of a controlled substance.
In May, Bond was charged with trespassing in Kingfisher County, northwest of Oklahoma City, according to state court records.
Oklahoma City police said they’re glad to get Bond off the street — but don’t usually recommend the kind of hands-on tactics the Sop brothers employed.
In this case, though, police said they can’t deny the brothers succeeded.
“Often times we will tell people to comply because that gives them the best chance to survive but, in this case, the victims chose to fight,” Knight told KFOR. “They were able to handle the suspect and hold him down until police arrive, which obviously gets this person off the streets, so hats off to them.”