Deputies: Man who fell behind on car payments kidnapped, hijacked

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WEST POINT, GA  (WTVM) –  A Phenix City, AL man decided to take the law into his own hands in west Georgia.  

Witnesses say around 6:30 a.m. Friday, Fredrick Cochran waited for a man who had fell behind on his car payments to clock out of work at Johnson Controls located on Highway 103 in West Point, GA.

When the victim and coworkers went to get in a car, Cochran threatened the victim with a gun in each hand, and told the coworkers to leave.

Cochran allegedly told the victim to get in the car and drive while he hopped in the back of the car.

The victim told police, that during the ordeal, Cochran held a gun to his head and told him he was going to repossess a SUV.

The victim bought the Suburban from Cochran, but fell behind on payments.

Meanwhile, coworkers called 911 and a Harris County deputy intercepted the car – taking Cochran into custody.

Cochran, of Phenix City, has been charged with hi-jacking, kidnapping, and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.

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