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  • Carjacker convicted after his DNA is found on cigarette in the recovered car

    05/02/2017 7:05:14 PM PDT · by Pelham · 13 replies
    OC Register ^ | 5/2/2017 | Kelly Puente
    SANTA ANA A carjacker from Orange has been sentenced to three years in prison after authorities identified him through DNA he left on a cigarette in the recovered car. Gary Munoz, 30, was arrested, charged and convicted in less than two months, thanks to the county’s RAPID DNA program, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office said in a Tuesday statement. On March 9 at about 3:30 p.m., Munoz approached an idling car in a parking lot off of Imperial Highway in Brea, prosecutors said. A woman was in the passenger seat while the driver was out looking for an ATM...
  • Shopper with gun kills suspected diaper thief at Florida Walmart

    02/05/2017 8:30:07 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 82 replies ^ | 02/05/2017
    Deputies told the station the person killed was 19 and was shoplifting diapers with three accomplices. They were loading the diapers in a car when a Walmart employee tried to stop them, the station reported. The shopper told deputies that he showed up at that point to assist the store employee. ... Deputies said after the gunfire the four suspects drove off and smashed into two cars. Three got away on foot. The one who was shot made it as far as a gas station across the street. ... The suspect was later pronounced dead.
  • AWESOME! High-speed chase ends when woman attacks carjacker who hit her van with her son inside

    02/12/2015 6:51:49 AM PST · by SWAMPSNIPER · 68 replies ^ | 02/12/15 | Joe Saunders
    A carjacker who led police on a high-speed chase on Dallas highways was attacked and wrestled to the ground by a woman furious that the man had hit her minivan with her 4-year-old son inside.
  • Twins, 7, Attack Carjacker With Fists and Rubber Snake

    04/19/2014 1:50:04 PM PDT · by Morgana · 29 replies
    abc ^ | Sabrina Elfarra
    A car thief was forced to pull over after a couple miles in the stolen vehicle because twin boys, age 7, who were in the car attacked him, police said. “One of the boys was punching the man in the face; the other was hitting him with a rubber snake,” Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department told ABC News. The car was swiped from in front of the home of Lucia Lozada Thursday as the mother was standing just feet from the vehicle. Her twin sons and a 1-year-old were buckled into the car as the family...
  • Arab Carjackers Target Female Driver Again

    07/27/2012 7:36:09 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 27/7/12 | Gil Ronen
    Arabs continue to attempt carjackings in Judea and Samaria, and they continue to target female drivers, as they have in the past. The latest incident took place Thursday night. Rabbanit (Rebbetzin) Ofra Schmidt, whose husband is the rabbi of Shavei Shomron and heads the hesder yeshiva there, too, drove eastward out of Karnei Shomron at about 11:15 p.m., toward Shavei Shomron. Her three daughters were with her in the car. "In the second turn, after the road that goes up to Ramat Gilad, where there is gravel and narrow shoulders, a red vehicle was standing at the side of the...
  • Carjacking Suspect Hit with Frozen Turkey

    11/23/2008 6:52:00 PM PST · by The Pack Knight · 54 replies · 2,083+ views
    WRAL ^ | 23 November 2008 | Erin Coleman
    Fuquay-Varina, N.C. — Authorities arrested a man whom bystanders say they hit with a frozen turkey when he carjacked a woman's sedan outside a Fuquay-Varina grocery store Sunday. The man stole money from a BP gas station at Ten-Ten Road and US. Highway 401 shortly before noon, Garner police said. He then crossed Ten-Ten to the parking lot of a Harris Teeter store and approached Irene Moorman Bailey loading groceries in her car. Witnesses told police that the man started beating Bailey in the face, trying to get her keys. “The lady was being beaten on the ground. She was...
  • 'I got angry,' says Olive Branch man who followed, shot mother's carjacker

    10/30/2007 7:35:36 AM PDT · by SmithL · 161 replies · 144+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 10/30/7 | Toni Lepeska
    A man who said he was leery of crime in his Olive Branch neighborhood chased down and shot a carjacking suspect Monday after discovering a man pointing a shotgun at his 71-year-old mother's head. The suspect, David Andre Bates, 18, of 6946 Bordeaux in Memphis, was charged with armed carjacking. Bond was set at $150,000. And authorities were weighing the possibility of charges against Keith Gray, who shot Bates in the leg after a dramatic chase along State Line Road. Bates was taken to the Regional Medical Center at Memphis. The carjacking victim, Bobbie Gray, was shaken but not injured....
  • 60-Year-Old Woman Shoots Alleged Carjacker (Frisco, TX)

    03/01/2007 3:49:28 PM PST · by Ben Chad · 50 replies · 1,624+ views
    Fox4 News Dallas ^ | 28-Feb-2007 | Fox4
    FRISCO -- Police are telling the public: don't do what Shirley Reed did. The 60-year-old woman turned the tables on a would-be carjacker and shot him with his own gun, detectives say. Officers responded to the Wade Crossing Apartments at 9399 Wade Blvd. in Frisco just before 8:00 p.m. Tuesday night. Reed says she was getting out of her car when a 19-year-old Charles Poursolanti approached her with a gun, fired it in the air, and demanded her car keys. ...
  • Carjacker Gets Shot in Buttocks by Attempted Victims

    01/19/2007 6:11:09 AM PST · by Crush T Velour · 16 replies · 694+ views
    The State.Com ^ | Jan. 16, 2007 | Ishmael Tate
    A suspect in a string of armed robberies is in police custody today after a woman reportedly fired at the man during an attempted carjacking Saturday. Police said Harold Levar Jeffcoat tried to carjack a man and woman as they were leaving the Two Notch Road Super Wal-Mart. The man told police the suspect pushed a gray pistol into his stomach and demanded the keys to the car. The woman reached into the car and pulled out a pistol from the glove box, the report said. She fired five shots at the suspect, who dropped the pistol as he ran...
  • Police: Carjacker Gets Lost, Calls 911 On Self

    12/28/2006 12:59:57 PM PST · by ShadowDancer · 43 replies · 1,601+ views
    ClickonDetroit ^ | December 28, 2006
    Police: Carjacker Gets Lost, Calls 911 On SelfPOSTED: 11:06 am EST December 28, 2006 BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Police said a man who carjacked an SUV in Boca Raton drove all the way to Palm Springs before becoming lost and calling 911 on himself. According to police reports, Claude King, 31, approached Caroline Funkey's black GMC Envoy while it was stopped at a red light in Boca Raton. The report said King smashed the driver's side window and pulled the driver out of the vehicle. Once inside, police said King began to punch the other four passengers. One of Funkey's...
  • Manual Transmission Foils Carjacker

    09/26/2005 6:50:32 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 46 replies · 1,214+ views
    Yahoo | AP ^ | 9/26/05
    SHAWNEE, Kan. - A would-be carjacker got away with nothing more than the keys Monday after he apparently was thwarted by the vehicle's manual transmission. The thief was armed with a shotgun when he ordered a 26-year-old man out of his Chevrolet Camaro in a suburban Kansas City parking lot. The driver complied, but when the robber got into the car he was unable to manage the stick shift. The robber fled the scene in a four-door car that someone else was driving. Police are investigating whether the attempted theft is linked to four similar robberies in Johnson County during...
  • Carjacker bagged by steamed tea drinker

    11/05/2003 10:50:56 AM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 15 replies · 129+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/5/03 | Laurel Sweet
    A crazed carjacker was served a generous helping of tea, but absolutely no sympathy, by an elderly woman whose Mercedes-Benz he tried messing with in Mashpee, police charged. Mark Corkery, 32, of Sandwich was ordered held on $10,000 cash bail yesterday at his arraignment in Falmouth District Court. Police said his getaway was foiled when the scrappy senior splashed hot tea on his face and beaned him with a mug that shattered. ``I said, `Get out of my damn car now,' '' Jean Ridino, 57, of Waltham told WBZ-TV (Ch. 4). ``He never even bled. I thought he was a...
  • Accused carjacker nabbed without pants

    08/07/2003 1:14:04 PM PDT · by bedolido · 4 replies · 175+ views
    Cincinatti Post ^ | 08/07/03 | Shelly Whitehead
    A man clad only in boxer shorts allegedly carjacked a couple driving through Newport in a red convertible last night, and then became the subject of an air and land search. He was finally captured early this morning -- still in his skivvies -- in a Newport alley, police say. Newport Police Chief Tom Fromme said Cincinnati police began pursuing Marlin J. Patton, 27, of Cincinnati, some time before 9 p.m. Wednesday. Fromme said Patton crashed into a car in the 400 block of Columbia in Newport about 9 p.m. and jumped from his wrecked car to commandeer a Chrysler...
  • CA: Carjacker drags victim to death as horrified witnesses give chase

    03/26/2003 10:02:43 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 15 replies · 123+ views
    Sac Bee ^ | 3/26/03 | AP
    <p>ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) - A man was dragged to his death while he clung to the side of his Chevrolet Suburban as a carjacker sped down the road from the Ontario International Airport.</p> <p>Seok Young Rhee, 55, was leaving the airport Monday afternoon when an individual ran toward his sport utility vehicle and forced his way inside, police said.</p>
  • Louisiana Cops in Standoff With Carjacker

    03/18/2003 6:27:37 PM PST · by TLBSHOW · 1 replies · 123+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Mar. 18, 2003 | ADAM NOSSITER
    Louisiana Cops in Standoff With Carjacker BATON ROUGE, La. - A suspect in two armed carjackings walked into a kindergarten classroom and took a student hostage Tuesday before firing a gun at officers and holing up in a vacant home. The hostage was later released unharmed to his parents, and no one was hit by the suspect's bullets, police said. The 6-year-old boy appeared to have been taken randomly, Baton Rouge Police Cpl. Don Kelly said. The suspect remained inside the house late Tuesday. Police ordered neighbors to evacuate while trying to open negotiations with the suspect, Kelly said. "When...
  • Hostage released, suspect surrenders to police

    01/31/2003 12:21:25 PM PST · by spokanite · 6 replies · 205+ views
    Hostage situation going on in Miami. Carjacker takes woman hostage in mail truck. Tune into Fox News Channel.
  • Carjacker shooting "justifiable homicide"

    12/31/2002 4:27:20 AM PST · by FreedomPoster · 60 replies · 583+ views
    WSMV TV Nashville ^ | December 30, 2002 | Nancy Amons
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  • Woman Punches, Chases Off Would-Be Carjacker (He threatened her Mama!)

    12/20/2002 4:06:01 PM PST · by wimpycat · 35 replies · 221+ views
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Police don't recommend doing it, but a Florida woman is a hero to her mother for pummeling a would-be carjacker. Katrese Forbes was leaving a Tallahassee fast-food restaurant last week when she saw a gun-toting man with a stocking cap over his face pounding on her mother's car window, demanding that she open the door. When the man noticed Forbes, he aimed the gun at her. Then her mother started honking the horn, and the man pointed the gun back toward the mother. That's when Forbes balled up her fist and struck the gunman in the face....
  • Florida judo club team members turn table on carjacker

    08/19/2002 3:40:07 AM PDT · by JediGirl · 15 replies · 339+ views ^ | 19 Monday 2002
    LOS ANGELES (AP) Florida judo club members beat and doused an alleged carjacker with gasoline then handed over the grimacing, moaning 20-year-old to police officers. Tyrone Jermaine Hogan, of Los Angeles, held his ribs Sunday and winced in pain as TV news crews recorded his arrest. ``The boys are punching him in the face and I wanted to go around for a choke, to choke him out, but I didn't want to risk getting punched in the head, so I started pounding him from the back,'' said Christina Baldacci, a Florida International University judo club member. The Florida judo club...