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  • 10-Year-Old Boy Says Carjackers Dropped Him Off, Told Him to 'Have a Good Day at School' (Chicago)

    02/16/2017 6:53:08 AM PST · by simpson96 · 12 replies
    NBC Chicago ^ | 1/24/2017 | Staff
    A 10-year-old boy who was in a car as it was carjacked said the suspects dropped him off when they realized he was in the back seat and told him to “have a good day at school.” “I went to open the car door for my mom and out of nowhere some girl came over and took me with her,” said Richard Rodriguez. “I was scared but I didn’t want the girl to see me. I was afraid I was going to get hurt.” Chicago police said the vehicle was stolen just before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 2000 block...
  • Man holds carjacking suspect at gunpoint until police arrive (VIDEO)

    05/22/2015 12:47:23 PM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 10 replies
    WOKV ^ | 05/21/15 | Rachel Stockman
    ATLANTA — An Atlanta man held a would-be carjacker at gunpoint until police arrived and arrested the suspect, according to police.
  • UT: Armed Man Stops Crime Spree, Media notices!

    05/04/2015 6:03:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 3 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A small number of violent criminals commit a large number of violent crimes.   These criminals only recognize naked force;  sometimes the person with a gun who stops them is a victim who is armed; sometimes it is a concerned citizen; sometimes it is the police.  In this case in Utah, the criminal committed multiple crimes in one morning, with multiple warrants for his arrest pending prior to that.  From fox13now.com: FOX 13 News’ Robert Boyd reports a resident of an apartment was nearly hit at some point as the suspects drove through a grassy area during their escape. “I...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Feds order review of security at all facilities holding illegal immigrant children...

    10/12/2014 1:00:33 PM PDT · by BlatherNaut · 14 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 10/9/14 | Michael Zennie
    Two teenage asylum seekers from Guatemala have escaped a detention center in Illinois and carjacked a 91-year-old Navy veteran. The incident has prompted the federal government to order a security review at all 139 shelters across the country that house illegal immigrant minors, MailOnline can exclusively reveal. The boys, age 16 and 17, were able to walk away unchallenged from Maryville Academy in Des Plaines, Illinois, outside Chicago, on Wednesday morning and carjack two victims before they were arrested more than 225 miles away outside Iowa City, Iowa, according to authorities. Police say they targeted an elderly man in Moline,...
  • AZ:Neighbor Shoots Carjacker who Attacked his Wife

    08/18/2014 4:42:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A man and his wife see a neighbor drive up to her house.   The neighbor is in her 60's.   As they watch, a strange man approaches her, speaks to her, then grabs her, drags her from the SUV, throws her to the ground, and jumps in the vehicle.  The wife opens the passenger side door, but is struck by the vehicle and knocked down.   The husband fires several shots from a handgun.   A short while later, the vehicle crashes.   From azfamily.com: The responding officers discovered it was the stolen vehicle and that the driver was the...
  • AR:Off Duty Deputy Stops Carjack/Kidnapping

    08/11/2014 5:33:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Justin Wayne Higgins The situation started as a "domestic" call.  The man shot, Justin Wayne Higgins, was only 23 and had a long criminal history.   From tulsaworld.com: Court records indicate Higgins has prior convictions in Muskogee County for methamphetamine possession, first and second-degree burglary, larceny of an automobile and assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Higgins had a bench warrant against him for failure to comply with the suspended sentence he received for the drug conviction, records show.  Investigators believe that Higgins had fled the initial call on foot, then carjacked a vehicle to return to the scene...
  • FL: Armed Citizen Prevents Carjacking

    07/31/2014 7:44:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    An armed citizen in Bradentown, Florida stopped an attempted carjacking when he fired a round at his own vehicle during the attempt.   Apparently there were two suspects.  One was in another car.  When the victim showed that he was armed by firing a shot, one carjacker took off in another vehicle, abandoning his accomplice, who fled on foot.   From bradenton.com: The victim said he was carjacked at gunpoint while sitting in front of the CVS Pharmacy at 4302 Cortez Road at 4:26 a.m. Wednesday, according to a release. The victim said he obtained a gun and fired at...
  • Carjacker Gets Beat Down In City Heights SD

    07/15/2014 1:23:20 PM PDT · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 14 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | 7/13/14 | Irate leaf
    Carjacker Gets Beat Down In City Heights SD STREET JUSTICE 44th & University ave. (Apple Tree Liquor Store Parking Lot) City Heights, San Diego Ca. 7/13/14 Guy tries to jack a car with women and children. Community members jump in to help the women grabbing the keys out of carjacker's hands pulling him out of the car, while police are called, when carjacker tries to get away he is brought down and held there till police arrived, Carjacker was taken into custody. Women and children were checked out by EMT, seemed shaken up but no physical injuries. UPDATE* The suspect...
  • (Teen-Aged) Thieves Attempt Carjacking, But Can’t Get Away In A Stick Shift

    06/24/2014 8:08:44 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 39 replies
    Q13Fox.com ^ | June 22, 2014 | Tina Patel
    Thieves attempt carjacking, but can’t get away in a stick shift SEATTLE – A 70 year old woman is stopped by three young men with a gun right outside her Seattle home. They got her keys, but they didn’t get away with her car. That’s because when the would-be thieves got in Nancy Fredrickson’s car, they discovered it was a stick shift. None of them knew how to drive a manual, so they ended up ditching the car and running away. Nancy Fredrickson had just returned home yesterday afternoon, after buying some things at a garage sale. She was getting...
  • JPSO arrests suspect in New Year's Day murder of Sgt. Joseph Anderson

    02/06/2014 2:34:40 PM PST · by BBell · 17 replies
    NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune ^ | February 06, 2014 | Michelle Hunter
    Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested the suspect wanted in connection with the murder of Joseph Anderson, a U.S. Army sergeant and father of three who was gunned down while visiting with family in Marrero for the holidays. Darwin Bethune, 24, of 4468 Rosemont Drive, New Orleans, surrendered to authorities in New Orleans Thursday (Feb. 6), said Col. John Fortunato, spokesman for the Sheriff's Office. He will be transported to the Sheriff's Office investigations bureau in Harvey and then booked with second-degree murder. Bethune is accused of shooting Anderson, 31, in the driveway of a home in the 6100 block...
  • Marine pulls gun on rampaging carjacker (Man with knife attacked motorists in parking lot)

    07/10/2013 10:15:08 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 16 replies
    WND ^ | July 10, 2013 | Unattributed
    It’s apparent Eliud Martir Montalvo never heard of the old warning about taking a knife to a gunfight. It was a retired Marine who was carrying a concealed weapon that brought a halt to Montalvo’s alleged crime spree, which included a series of attempted carjackings in Orange County, Fla., this week. According to WFTV-TV in Orlando, the suspect allegedly tried to steal four cars, one after another, on Tuesday. Eliud Martir Montalvo Authorities said the attacks all were within a block of one another, and the episode was halted when a Marine Corps veteran, Andrew Koplin, pointed his concealed weapon...
  • Tough Texas Mom Jacks Up Would-Be Carjacker

    06/18/2013 6:45:04 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    NewsOne ^ | Jun 18, 2013
    Dorothy Baker-Flugence (pictured with her husband and children) of Baytown, Texas, is one tough broad! Ismael Martinez (pictured) didn’t know what he was in for when he crept inside the rear of Baker-Flugence’s unlocked van last Friday with plans of robbing she and her children at knifepoint. The suspect never fathomed that he would wind up brawling with the mom. He ended up being thrown from the vehicle, run over and then hospitalized, reports Fox News. The horrifying ordeal began when 54-year-old Martinez watched Baker-Flugence go inside a CVS. He then made a beeline for her unlocked parked minivan, hid...
  • IRONY: Car jacked by Muslim terrorist suspects had ‘COEXIST’ bumper sticker

    04/19/2013 1:16:43 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4-19-2013 | By Christopher Bedford
    A vehicle that was carjacked early Friday morning by the suspects of Monday’s terrorist bombing of the Boston Marathon has the “COEXIST” sticker affixed to its bumper. The bumper sticker, which spells out “COEXIST” using the Islamic moon, a peace symbol, a gender symbol, the Star of David, a pagan symbol, a ying-yang and a cross, is put out by the Coexist Foundation — “a non-profit organization creating understanding across divides.”
  • 4 dead, including gunman, in southern California shooting spree

    02/21/2013 6:35:20 PM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Authorities say a shooting spree through Orange County, Calif., has left four people dead, including the shooter, and two others injured before the man stopped and shot himself to death in a stolen car, police said. The shootings began early Tuesday morning when deputies responded to a call in Ladera Ranch, a sleepy inland town about 55 miles southeast of Los Angeles. They found a woman shot multiple times. Police have identified the gunman as Ali Syed, a 20-year-old unemployed part-time student. Police say Syed lived at the Laderaa Ranch residence where the first victim was killed.
  • Car jacking suspect shot by off-duty cop in New Hope (MINNESOTA)

    12/14/2012 12:11:03 PM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    star tribune ^ | 12-14-12 | MARIA BACA
    car-jacking suspect was shot by the off-duty Crystal police officer whose car he was attempting to steal, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's office. The sheriff's account says that the suspect confronted the officer about 6 a.m. Friday outside a Holiday Station Store on the 7100 block of 42nd Av. N., in New Hope. It also said "there is evidence" that a gun was fired. The suspect drove away in the officer's personal vehicle. Soon afterward, Minneapolis police found the same vehicle; they arrested a man who had a non-life-threatening gunshot wound. He was taken to Hennepin County Medical Center...
  • DA: Death penalty out in all but one of four torture slaying suspects

    03/09/2012 8:32:59 AM PST · by SmithL · 38 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 3/9/12 | Jamie Satterfield
    It's official. Death is no longer a possible fate for three of four defendants in the January 20007 torture slayings of a Knox County couple. Assistant District Attorney General Leland Price has filed notice of an intention to seek the death penalty as punishment in the deaths of Channon Christian, 21, and boyfriend Christopher Newsom, 23, only against alleged ringleader Lemaricus Davidson. Price this month notified attorneys for Davidson's brother, Letalvis Cobbins, and Cobbins' friend, George Thomas, that he will push for a fate in their cases no more than life without possibility of parole. Because Cobbins' girlfriend, Vanessa Coleman,...
  • Accused Carjacker Dies after Being Shot on Detroit's West Side

    08/10/2011 5:12:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxdetroit.com ^ | 9 August, 2011 | ALEXIS WILEY
    <p>DETROIT (WJBK) - Darrell Standberry said he's had a CCW for years and has never once fired his gun, but that all changed at a gas station on Detroit's west side Monday night.</p> <p>"(It's) like my American Express card. I don't leave home without it," he said.</p>
  • Officer Shoots Carjacking Suspect(WA)

    07/03/2011 12:00:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    nbcwashington.com ^ | 2 July, 2011 | NA
    Police said an officer used his weapon at 6 a.m. Saturday morning to stop an attempted carjacking. Mount Rainier Police said an officer from their department was the carjacking victim, and used his service weapon in his own self-defense. The incident happened in Capitol Heights. Police said the officer fired and hit the carjacking suspect several times in the upper body. The suspect did not die in the shooting, and has been transported to an area hospital, the police said, for treatment. Mount Rainier police said the officer was also injured in the incident.
  • Statements From Dayton Shooting (OH)

    06/27/2011 2:03:24 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    burtonblog.com ^ | 24 June, 2011 | Scott Weber
    Blog Readers: A MUST READ! This exchange of blog posts is from the Ohioians For Concealed Carry website and is between some of its members and the Dayton man who was forced to avert a car-jack/kidnap attempt on him this week by shooting assailant twice in the guts. Note at the end he says that he owes his life to the fact that he was carrying his Glock WITH A LIVE ROUND IN THE CHAMBER! Very good advice for those who think they have enough time to operate the slide and feed a live round into the chamber... In this...
  • Police name man charged in high-speed chase(Jacksonville FL)

    02/10/2011 8:59:19 PM PST · by GILTN1stborn · 4 replies
    The Florida Times Union ^ | 02/11/2011 | Jacksonville.com
    A suspected armed car jacking in Baker County led to a crumpled convertible and a banged up police cruiser on Jacksonville's Southside Thursday night. Sean Nicholas Owens, 22, of Jacksonville is being held at the Duval County jail after taking police on a nearly 30 minute high-speed chase that at times reached over 100 miles-per-hour. Read more at Jacksonville.com: http://jacksonville.com/news/crime/2011-02-10/story/police-name-man-charged-high-speed-chase#ixzz1Dcgs2xuW