Alabama man tried to use fake ID to purchase $45,000 vehicle at Mississippi ATV and cycle shop, police report

Published 9:30 am Saturday, March 11, 2023

A man was reportedly found with drugs in his possession and was arrested after trying to use a stolen ID to purchase a $45,000 side-by-side at a Mississippi cycle shop.

John Chapman, 37, of Linden Alabama, was arrested on Thursday, March 9, 2023, in the 6400 block of Highway 49, at Hattiesburg Cycles, after attempting to purchase a Polaris RXR side-by-side, according to a Hattiesburg Police news release.

Officials say Chapman was using a stolen identity, as well as other information to purchase a $45,000 Polaris. When he was taken into custody, he was found in possession of methamphetamine and crack.

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Chapman was charged with one count of identity theft and two counts of possession of a controlled substance. He was booked into the Forrest County Jail.