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Man charged after attempted package theft from FedEx truck in south Forsyth
Pulled over after sitting through green light, honking at delivery driver
Bright Arthur 12-16-14

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SOUTH FORSYTH — In what appears to be part of a holiday trend across metro Atlanta, authorities say a Lawrenceville man was arrested Tuesday in south Forsyth for attempting to intercept a package of iPhones that had been purchased with a stolen credit card.

Bright Arthur, 29, was met by a Forsyth County Sheriff’s deputy after sitting through an entire green light cycle at McFarland Parkway and McGinnis Ferry Road.

The deputy was notified by a 911 call from a FedEx driver, who reported that the man kept honking his horn, trying to flag down his delivery truck.

According to the sheriff’s office, Arthur first stated that he tried to stop the truck because he had a package that was supposed to be delivered to his house in the Chadbourne subdivision of southwest Forsyth.

But Arthur didn’t have any paperwork or information that could verify he owned or leased a home in that neighborhood, according to a sheriff’s report.

His story eventually changed to say the package was being shipped from a friend named Chubby. However, Arthur didn’t know Chubby’s real first or last name, nor could he say what was in the package or to whom it was addressed.

The box was, in fact, addressed to an unknown woman at a home on Chadbourne Trail.

Arthur was charged with forgery and improper stopping.

He said he made the stop to use his GPS device to find a FedEx location.

He posted a $1,800.20 bond from the Forsyth County Detention Center on Wednesday.