The family behind Kenosha’s car dealership says Kyle Rittenhouse wasn’t asked to protect their property


Anmol Khindri, whose family owns CarSource, testified during the Kyle Rittenhouse trial on November 5, 2021 at the Kenosha County Courthouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Sean Krajatch / Pool via Getty Images

  • The two brothers said they had never asked Kyle Rittenhouse or anyone else to protect a Kenosha car dealership.

  • Littenhouse’s defense lawyer said on August 25, 2020, teenagers were asked to protect their property.

  • Brothers’ testimony is important to the prosecutor’s efforts to portray Rittenhaus as a vigilant act.

Two brothers of family-owned car dealer Kyle Rittenhouse testified that they did not demand armed protection from Rittenhouse or anyone else on Friday night of the shooting in Kenosha.

Sahil and Anmol Khindri said they encountered the Rittenhaus and other armed men on August 25, 2020, the day of the shooting, but only for a short time.

Brother Kindori’s testimony is important to the prosecutor’s efforts to portray the Rittenhouse as a vigilant who recklessly and unnecessarily brought the AR-15 rifle into a dangerous situation. Rittenhouse’s defense lawyer has sought to portray the client as a good Samaritan who provided the coveted protection of the family business that demanded it.

Rittenhaus has been charged with shooting and killing two men, including one, in a car parking lot and injuring a third. He pleaded not guilty and said he fired for self-defense as the man was chasing him.

Brothers Khindri explained that their parents own three car-related properties along Sheridan Road in downtown Kenosha, and they arrived at their property that day to investigate the damage caused by the protests the night before. Did.

Sahil, who took a photo outside the car source with the Rittenhaus and a group of heavily armed civilians, testified that no one really knew at the time. He said he was “very impressed” with the men’s outfits and requested a photo because he had only seen such armed men on television before.

He told the court that he didn’t ask the men to protect the business, but he didn’t ask them to leave.

Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

Witness Sahil Kindori testified that he had taken pictures with Kyle Rittenhouse and other armed men on the day of the shooting, but denied asking them to protect the business. FOX6 News Milwaukee

Anmol, then inventory manager for CarSource properties, recalled having a quick chat with Rittenhaus earlier in the day and giving him his phone number, which was 17 at the time.

According to Anmol, Rittenhouse, like many others of the day, expressed grief over the damage already inflicted on the property and was interested in helping to raise money for repairs.

However, Anmol added that he did not ask the Rittenhouse to protect the location of the car sauce or ask anyone else to do so.

Rittenhouse said he was asked to protect the car dealership

Rittenhaus and his friend Dominique Black, who was with him at the time, had previously said they were in Kenosha that night as the car sauce owners asked them to protect their property. However, Brother Kindori’s testimony on Friday contradicted those statements.

Cory Chirafisi, one of Rittenhouse’s lawyers, asked Anmol during an interrogation why he left his property unprotected on the third night of civil unrest in Kenosha following a shooting by Jacob Blake’s police. I asked.

“After seeing the destruction, there was nothing I could do,” said Anmol.

Chirafisi also repeatedly asked Anmol if he was afraid to be sued if he admitted that Rittenhouse had finally demanded armed protection of the land that shot Joseph Rosenbaum. Anmol didn’t seem to understand the question.

Kyle Rittenhouse Trial

A text message from Kyle Rittenhouse to a used car lot of Carsource was written by one of the sons of the owner of Carsource on November 5, 2021 at Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Mark Hertzberg / Pool via Getty Images

The prosecutor asked both brothers to read the text message sent to Anmol’s phone on August 25, 2020. .. Both me and my brother will be armed. “

Anmol confirmed that he went under the name Sam, and that he received the text on his cell phone.

However, he denied the reply to the message. He said he didn’t know who “Kyle” was at the time and didn’t see the message until the next day.

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