Gwinnett Police Bust Up Chop Shop

A man who spotted his trailer that was stolen in 2009 led to police discovering a chop shop set up behind a Lawrenceville, Ga. home.

A Fulton County man reported his trailer stolen in 2009. He thought it was gone forever. But then on Tuesday, he saw it driving down a road in DeKalb County. The man decided to follow the car all the way to a home at 122 Gloster Rd. in unincorporated Lawrenceville. He then called the police.

When Gwinnett County officers arrived to the home of 50 year old Amos Green, they reportedly found 20 cars and a chop shop behind the house. At least two of the cars had been stolen. GCPD Cpl. Jake Smith said they were already seriously chopped and all that remained were their frames.

One of the owners of the stolen cars did not even realize her car had been stolen. The woman believed her car was at a mechanic in Ellenton. Instead, her Oldsmobile Intrigue-- or what was left of it-- was in Green's back yard.

Smith said there was some legitimate work being done on the property. However, Green faces several charges including owning or operating a chop shop, two charges of theft by receiving and three charges of possession of a vehicle with an altered VIN.

Green was booked into the Gwinnett County Detention Center Wednesday afternoon.


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