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Suspected car thief threatens to shoot witness

William Watson. (Source: Muscogee County Jail) William Watson. (Source: Muscogee County Jail)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - A witness comes face to face with an allege car thief and the encounter turned scary.  

According to the police report, 56-year-old William Watson threatened to shoot and tried to punch the witness. Watson was approached as he allegedly stole a black, 4-door, 2013 Hyundai Genesis.

The car was taken from the Grease Monkey, an automotive oil change center, located at 6028 Veterans Parkway.  

It happened Saturday around 1:30 a.m. Watson was apprehended near the scene by police.

No one was injured. 

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