Remember when you’d trade lunches with your friends at school? Timmy would offer up his mother’s famous grilled cheese sandwich for your mother’s famous turkey sandwich. A fair trade. All parties were happy, and most important everyone knew all trades were final.
18-year-old Matthew Dylan Knight doesn’t understand trading rules. A month ago, he traded his 2002 Jeep Cherokee for two other vehicles.
After looking over the cars and driving them for a month, he decided he wasn’t happy with their condition. And instead of contacting the woman he made the trade with, he just took a trip to her house and stole the Jeep from her driveway.
He had two of his friends drive him to the woman’s house late at night. The woman reportedly saw him steal it from inside her home and called police. Officers found him just before 2:00 am driving down the highway. His friends were following him in their vehicle.
All three of them were arrested. Knight is facing charges of first-degree theft, unlawful entry of a motor vehicle and unlawful use of a motor vehicle. His friends were booked on conspiracy charges.
Knight admitted to police he didn’t try contacting the woman, “He simply came to take the Jeep.”