Cops: Man held car for ransom

Cops: Man held car for ransom

There are 36 comments on the Connecticut Post story from Jun 16, 2009, titled Cops: Man held car for ransom. In it, Connecticut Post reports that:

A Weston man who police said lent his car to two local men -- allegedly in exchange for illegal drugs -- was targeted for extortion when the men threatened to "chop" his car unless he paid a ransom for it.

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loser

Floral Park, NY

#1 Jun 16, 2009
Van Vliet deserved to lose his car. Thats what u get whwen dealing with crack dealer jive turkeys,.....

Since: Sep 08

Roslyn, NY

#2 Jun 16, 2009
So why wasn't Vliet charged for possession? Oh wait, he lives in Weston!
Bryan

Englishtown, NJ

#3 Jun 16, 2009
No he doesn't deserve to lose it. Just because he has a crack addiction doesn't give the dealer a right to extort him nor keep his car. Put his addiction to the side, what if you rented out something of yours for money or whatever it is you needed in return for renting out your own car. Yeah it's illegal to do crack, yeah it's foolish to rent out your car for crack but the bottom line is that as long as he has the title to it, it's his.
JUDY JUDY

United States

#5 Jun 16, 2009
Bryan wrote:
No he doesn't deserve to lose it. Just because he has a crack addiction doesn't give the dealer a right to extort him nor keep his car. Put his addiction to the side, what if you rented out something of yours for money or whatever it is you needed in return for renting out your own car. Yeah it's illegal to do crack, yeah it's foolish to rent out your car for crack but the bottom line is that as long as he has the title to it, it's his.
He should still be charged. He admitted to exchanging drugs for the use of his vehicle.
what

Port Chester, NY

#6 Jun 16, 2009
Mike BPT wrote:
So why wasn't Vliet charged for possession? Oh wait, he lives in Weston!
Oh wait, one of the last times they went after a crack addict in the 'burbs, they shot and killed a unarmed man!
Lock up the bum

New Rochelle, NY

#7 Jun 16, 2009
Mike BPT wrote:
So why wasn't Vliet charged for possession? Oh wait, he lives in Weston!
Living in Weston has nothing to do with it. Did they recover any drugs from him? NO. Did they witness him in possession of any drugs? NO. Did they charge Keenan Sneed with possession with intent to sell? NO. Why because they didn't recover any nor witness the transaction. Stop playing the martyr because Sneed is from Bridgeport. He is a menace to all the hard working people of this city and I am glad he got arrested. Good job SET.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#8 Jun 16, 2009
Does the crackhead get in trouble or is there no way to prove those allegations?
REALLY

Clifton, NJ

#9 Jun 16, 2009
Tisk tisk people, now had the man who rented out the car been from Bpt you would all be singing a different tune.

He should get charged and WTF is he doing reporting illegal activities to the police. LMAO!!! Glad the crack head is from Weston!!!
Eyes Watchin Over

Milford, CT

#10 Jun 16, 2009
Is this same Sneed who has been involved in multple shootings throughout the city of Bridgeport??? Why dont the courts put him away for good, he serves no purpose in our society. Bridgeport police have been doing a great job with all the recent violent crimes happening!
Artsy

Houston, TX

#11 Jun 16, 2009
LMFAO!!!

Are you kidding me?

He "lent" his car to purchase illegal drugs but doesn't get charged?

Must be nice to have money.
bridgeport

United States

#13 Jun 16, 2009
Fcuck him!!I wish the cops could tell him to go screw...This azzhole does a "crack rental" then walks away free..Good job by the cops anyway..They HAD to act on this crime.
tman

Monroe, CT

#14 Jun 16, 2009
wasn't this guy from weston robbed and beaten a few months ago in a bridgeport crack house ?
WOULD YOU BELIEVE

Amsterdam, Netherlands

#15 Jun 16, 2009
Nice info Connectict Post has published , WHERE THE GUY LIVES in Weston , tell me that's not stupid ??
CBILLYGO

Niantic, CT

#16 Jun 16, 2009
IDIOT no other way to describe him
ex bridgeporter

United States

#17 Jun 16, 2009
so the rich white spoil brat got his drugs and car back while the black kid gets arrested......typical
Amused

Fairfield, CT

#20 Jun 17, 2009
JUDY JUDY wrote:
<quoted text>He should still be charged. He admitted to exchanging drugs for the use of his vehicle.
I agree, although I'm glad the police were able to nail two DEALERS who are worse than users.
These dealers raised the severity of the situation. People get killed over situations like this.
Hope the weston kid cleans up;
Hope the extortionist does time.
Amused

Fairfield, CT

#21 Jun 17, 2009
ex bridgeporter wrote:
so the rich white spoil brat got his drugs and car back while the black kid gets arrested......typical
Does it not dawn on you that the black kid did something that people get killed over? If someone tried to take my car, I'd at least crush his face. Go ahead and see race in it- you're missing the bigger picture. Which is probably why you lived in bpt in the first place.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#22 Jun 17, 2009
Artsy wrote:
LMFAO!!!
Are you kidding me?
He "lent" his car to purchase illegal drugs but doesn't get charged?
Must be nice to have money.
Someone's word, even the guilty person's word, is not enough to build a case on. Innocent until proven guilty - no evidence, no case. We live in America.
Artsy

Houston, TX

#23 Jun 17, 2009
YESSS wrote:
<quoted text>
Someone's word, even the guilty person's word, is not enough to build a case on. Innocent until proven guilty - no evidence, no case. We live in America.
Good morning YESSS.

I agree, but it's still not right, especially since the guy admitted it. I'll be curious to see what happens.

“Registered & Dangerous”

Since: Jan 09

Milford, CT

#24 Jun 17, 2009
Artsy wrote:
<quoted text>
Good morning YESSS.
I agree, but it's still not right, especially since the guy admitted it. I'll be curious to see what happens.
No, it's definitely not right but there's a lot of things in our justice system that aren't right.

I just hope he gets the help he needs.

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