In one motion he took the gun out of his waist belt and with the other hand put up a bandanna over his mouth and pointed, was like, ‘Give me your bag.'
I was like, ‘You’re not getting my Louis Vuitton.' I worked very hard for this and this bag I’ve had forever and it means a lot to me. I wasn’t about ready to relinquish it to some thug that was going to demand it from me.
For Kluting, the bag had special meaning, and he says it was worth fighting for.
I paid $1,700 for it or thereabouts. … I love Louis Vuitton and I saw this bag long before I could buy it and I saved up my money to buy it. It means a lot to me. It represents me. I wasn’t about to relinquish my personal property.
Speaking to a news reporter, he finished:
I've got my bag. You can pry it out of my cold dead hands.
Shortly after the incident, authorities pulled over the 21-year-old suspect and arrested him. He had stolen a car and the handgun used in the attempted theft.
One Twitter user was quick to make a quip about the incident, and the tweet has since gone viral:
the gays truly are a force to be reckoned with. https://t.co/gvb9CIfWlW