BUCKHEAD, GA –Akon is sparing the individual who stole his car at an Atlanta gas station last week. According to The Shade Room, Akon’s reps said he wouldn’t be pressing charges against the carjacker because he’s been in that kind of position before the fame.
“That was him before he was blessed with this success so he understands the struggle,” the source explained. “He doesn’t plan to press charges so he hopes they take that as a second chance to focus on a more positive approach to getting out the hood and make use of the time they have out of jail to better their lives.”
Akon was filling up his Range Rover’s gas tank at a QuickTrip in Buckhead just before midnight on May 24 when someone hopped into the driver’s seat and sped off. Akon alerted local authorities and used his phone’s GPS to help track down the luxury SUV.
Law enforcement tracked the Range Rover to southwest Atlanta and then finally recovered his car later into the night in the Forest Park area. Even after identifying the suspect, Akon won’t be pursuing charges in hopes the person uses the second chance for the better.
Police have been warning people about leaving their cars running unattended while carjackings are up 47 percent in the Atlanta area in the past year.