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  • Tiny Cavachon is left with horrific injuries after collar got caught when carjacker tried to toss it out window after stealing owner's $70,000 Range Rover from Long Island gas station

    01/05/2023 8:58:12 PM PST · by blueplum · 23 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 04 Jan 2023 | RUTH BASHINSKY
    A tiny Cavachon has been left with horrific injuries after its collar got caught when a carjacker tossed him out of his owner's Range Rover. The one-year-old pooch, whose name has not been released, was rushed to an animal hospital following the terrifying ordeal in Long Island. The thief crept up on his owner's flashy 2020 SUV - which sells for around $70,000 - while she was filling up at the BP gas station on Jericho Turnpike in Mineola.... ...The thief then sped away before trying to launch the dog out of the window, where his collar got caught and...
  • Woman steals county worker’s truck before being caught near Georgia line

    01/04/2023 12:52:04 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WWSB ABC 7 ^ | December 29, 2022 | ABC 7 Staff
    TAMPA, Fla. (WWSB) - A Hillsborough County building inspector was seriously injured when he tried to stop a woman from stealing his truck, authorities said. The Hillsborough County Sheriff Office says the inspector left his county truck running Dec. 27 as he inspected a new home. Deputies say McKenya Thomas, 22, jumped into the truck to steal it. The inspector also entered the vehicle to prevent the theft, but was thrown from the truck as she sped off. The inspector suffered life-threatening injuries, but is now at Tampa General Hospital and is expected to recover. Later that day, Thomas, still...
  • Central Florida man arrested after choking Uber driver; steals his car, deputies say

    01/03/2023 1:42:27 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    WFTV 9 News ^ | December 31, 2022 | Brittany Caldwell, WFTV.com
    BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. — A Brevard man was arrested after he assaulted an Uber driver and attempted to steal his car, according to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office. According to the arrest report, the sheriff’s office received a call from the driver who said a man choked and kicked him out of his red Jeep. Deputies said the driver picked up Derek Strang, 33, on Wednesday in Merritt Island around 11:20 p.m. Strang sat in the back seat of the Jeep, on the passenger side. As the driver approached a Chili’s restaurant in Merritt Island, the man slid over to...
  • How much prison time do people get for carjacking in Chicago? Here’s a look.

    10/25/2022 6:08:58 AM PDT · by Salman · 6 replies
    CWB Chicago ^ | October 24, 2022 | CWB Chicago staff writers
    Carjackings have been making headlines in Chicago for nearly two years. But what is the punishment for a carjacker convicted of hijacking someone’s vehicle in Cook County? According to sentencing data from the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office, defendants convicted of hijacking charges between January 2017 and the end of 2021 received an average sentence of 9.4 years. Kim Foxx assumed leadership of the office in December 2016. In the seven years before Foxx was sworn in, hijacking convictions carried an average sentence of 12.4 years. CWBChicago pulled some court records to find the outcomes of some carjacking cases we...
  • VIDEO – Man Dragged to Death in Los Angeles-Area Carjacking Identified: ‘Beyond Sad’

    10/17/2022 11:12:43 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10/17/2022 | Amy Furr
    The victim of a deadly carjacking in Inglewood, California, was identified Friday as a 63-year-old man from La Habra. Officials with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the man who died Thursday as Larry Walker, whose SUV was allegedly carjacked by a suspect wanted by police regarding a previous robbery and murder, NBC Los Angeles reported Saturday. During the recent incident, the victim became tangled up in his seatbelt and was dragged for over two miles, according to law enforcement. On Saturday, City of La Habra Mayor Jose Medrano shared a photo of Walker and asked citizens to pray...
  • Toddler dies in hot car after his father is shot dead by thief who then stole the vehicle and abandoned it with the little boy inside: Carjacker is seen at gas station before the killing

    09/22/2022 4:34:55 AM PDT · by Paleo Conservative · 34 replies
    DailyMail.com ^ | 22 September 2022 | | Alex Olivera
    A 38-year-old man has been arrested after allegedly shooting a Houston man to death, then stealing his car with a toddler inside and leaving the child to die. The suspect faces murder and tampering with evidence charges, according to Houston police, and his identity will be revealed when those charges are filed. Police received a call about a shooting near the corner of El Camino Del Rey Street and Chimney Rock Road in west Houston at 1:46pm on Tuesday. .....................
  • Stay the course on combating carjacking

    09/16/2022 6:23:32 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 37 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | SEPTEMBER 15, 202 | Editorial Board
    Graphic video of young people violently stealing vehicles in Minneapolis neighborhoods and parking lots has put many communities on edge about carjackings. And though the number of such incidents is trending lower this year, they remain unacceptably common. Continued efforts are needed to apprehend the perpetrators and drive the numbers still lower.
  • WATCH: Chick-fil-A employee tackles carjacker outside Florida restaurant, deputies say

    09/15/2022 1:16:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    WESH 2 News ^ | September 15, 2022 | WFLA Web Staff
    FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. — A Florida Chick-fil-A employee is being hailed as a hero after deputies said he stopped a carjacking outside the fast food restaurant. Okaloosa County deputies said the young employee rushed outside the Fort Walton Beach area restaurant to help a screaming woman holding a baby after a man grabbed her keys and tried to take her car. Investigators said the woman was getting the baby out of her car when a man identified as William Branch walked up to her wielding a stick and demanded her keys. Branch then grabbed the car keys from the...
  • Chick-Fil-A employee stop carjacking…

    09/15/2022 6:33:58 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 22 replies
    Citizen's Free Press ^ | Posted by Kane on September 15, 2022 1:26 am
    VIDEO AT LINK........ Employee Mykel Gordon comes thru in the clutch Breaking911 @Breaking911 · Follow GOOD NEWS ALERT: Chick-fil-A worker in Fort Walton Beach, Fla. takes down would-be carjacker after he stole keys from a woman with a baby Photo of perp… OkaloosaSheriff @OCSOALERTS · Follow William Branch of DeFuniak Springs is charged with #carjacking with a weapon & battery after he grabbed car keys from a woman with a baby outside Chick-fil-A on Beal Pkway and got into her car. An employee intervened after hearing the woman screaming. Branch was wielding a stick.
  • Maryland county implements 30-day CURFEW for children under the age of 17 after 'deadliest' month in history: Cops say 24 people were murdered in August including boy, 15, shot outside 7-Eleven

    09/05/2022 7:33:31 PM PDT · by Morgana · 58 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | September 5, 2022 | Harriet Alexander
    Teenagers in a Maryland county blighted by violence are to be banned from the streets between 10pm and 5am during the week, it was announced on Monday, in a bid to bring rocketing juvenile crime rates down. Angela Alsobrooks, executive for Prince George's County - which encompasses eastern Washington DC and the surrounding suburbs - said that parents could be fined up to $250 for repeated violations and children could be turned over to the Department of Social Services. 'I'm just going to put it very bluntly: Somebody has got to take responsibility for these armed and dangerous children. And...
  • Man in hospital after firing back during attempted carjacking in Minneapolis

    08/20/2022 11:28:03 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 14 replies
    KSTP.com ^ | 8/19/22 | KSTP
    Minneapolis police say a man is in the hospital with serious injuries after he shot back at three people who tried to rob him Friday afternoon in the city’s Phillips neighborhood. According to a Minneapolis Police Department spokesman, officers responded to a report of a shooting at around 2:07 p.m. near the intersection of 22nd Street East and 10th Avenue South. A man with “potentially life-threatening gunshot wounds” was given first aid before medics took him to the hospital. Investigators say the man was walking to his car when three males approached him and demanded his keys and phone. One...
  • Chase video: Man shoots at Las Vegas police, tries carjacking others during pursuit | ABC7 (video)

    08/20/2022 9:42:33 AM PDT · by Signalman · 5 replies
    youtube ^ | 8/17/2022 | ABC7
    A suspect shot at Las Vegas officers, fled at dangerous speeds and attempted multiple carjackings during a police chase that was caught on aerial footage and police body cameras
  • He Wasn't Thinking': Mother Mourns Son Killed in Alexandria Carjacking Attempt

    05/18/2022 6:58:57 PM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 64 replies
    NBC News 4 ^ | May 18, 2022 | Pat Collins
    A mother is mourning the death of her 18-year-old son, who was fatally shot Friday in Alexandria, Virginia, after police say he and three other teens tried to carjack a man at a gas station and the man opened fire. Jordan Poteat was a student at Suitland High School in Maryland, his mother, Kelly Poteat Stubblefield, said Wednesday as she grappled with the loss. “He wasn’t thinking, and it led to him losing his life,” she said. Poteat, 18-year-old Mikell Morris and two 15-year-old boys tried to carjack a man at an Exxon station in the 2300 block of Richmond...
  • Las Vegas firearms instructor charged with murder after attempted carjacking

    04/06/2022 7:55:12 AM PDT · by The people have spoken · 47 replies
    8 News Now ^ | April 5, 2022 | David Charns
    LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A firearms instructor is charged with murder in the death of a man who was attempting to steal his car on Super Bowl weekend, court documents said. Police issued a warrant for Carlos Viana, 34, who is described in police documents as a firearms instructor, in February. He was booked into jail on Monday and posted bail, records said. [...] While speaking with detectives, Viana said the man drove the car at him, prompting him to think, “I needed to do something to stop this guy from proceeding, driving off into the street. And then I...
  • Chicago film office chief appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot is rushed to intensive care after being beaten up by gang breaking into his car - as mayor says carjackers strike because they feel 'unloved'

    04/05/2022 8:38:06 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 80 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 4, 2022 | Harriet Alexander
    The head of Chicago's Film Office was rushed to intensive care after being beaten by three car thieves described as children - as the very mayor who appointed him claimed carjackers only struck because they feel unloved. Kwame Amoaku, 51, was attacked twice by three people just before 8am Wednesday morning outside his home in the centre of Chicago, near the National Museum of Mexican Art. Chicago police reported that Amoaku saw three young men inside his car as he walked toward it at 7:46am, on the 2100 block of West 22nd Place. He confronted the intruders, who then attacked...
  • NOLA grandmother, 73, is killed in brutal carjacking after having arm RIPPED OFF by seatbelt as she was dragged along and pleaded with teenage robbers to let her go

    03/23/2022 6:50:50 AM PDT · by thegagline · 64 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 03/22/2022 | Alyssa Guzman
    A 73-year-old grandmother was killed during a brutal carjacking Monday in New Orleans, with a group of teenage attackers dragging her down the street for nearly a block while the woman screamed at them to let her go. Witnesses also described the gruesome scene after both her arm and her clothes were ripped off during the incident when they got stuck in the car's seat belt. Linda Frickey, 73, was dragged down North Scott Street in New Orleans after four teenage carjackers stole her car and trapped the grandmother outside her vehicle with her arm stuck in the seatbelt around...
  • 'One of the most grotesque, surreal, horrific things I’ve ever seen' (New Orleans woman dragged to death)

    03/22/2022 9:49:43 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 108 replies
    WWL TV 4 ^ | March 21 | Mike McDaniel
    NEW ORLEANS — Monday afternoon, Austin Northcott knew something was wrong in his Mid-City neighborhood. “I heard screaming, like you’re about to die sort of scream,” said Northcott. “Just not a normal scream.” Those screams were from 73-year-old Linda Frickey, who police say was carjacked and dragged to death by her own SUV. Witnesses say it happened when a vehicle pulled up next to her parked SUV in the 300 block of N. Scott Street.
  • Jonathan Akubu Charged With Murder In Connection To Multiple Philadelphia Carjackings, Officials Say

    02/24/2022 8:24:04 AM PST · by denydenydeny · 28 replies
    CBS Philly ^ | Joe Holden
    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police announced Tuesday they are making major progress, including an arrest, in the city’s carjacking crisis. Police officials say the progress is the result of a multi-jurisdictional effort that includes city, state, federal and other organizations. Some of the biggest legal, political and law enforcement heavy hitters, including Mayor Jim Kenney, Police Commissioner Danielle Outlaw, District Attorney Larry Krasner and others, discussed the out-of-control carjackings in the city and the progress they’re making. Jonathan Akubu, 28, of Lansdowne, has been arrested in connection to multiple carjackings. He is now charged with the murder of two people,...
  • Chicago Mayor Lightfoot: Carjacking ‘crisis’ is linked to remote learning

    02/08/2022 11:17:48 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    Fox news ^ | 02/08/2022 | Greg Norman
    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is suggesting that her city’s dramatic rise in carjackings since the start of the coronavirus pandemic is linked to students being kept away from classrooms with remote learning.
  • Woman, man arrested after 78-year-old gunned down outside Florida CVS

    02/04/2022 2:44:45 PM PST · by simpson96 · 74 replies
    WESH ^ | 2/3/3022 | Staff
    ORLANDO, Fla. (WESH)— Two people have been arrested for the death of a grandfather who deputies say was killed outside a CVS. Javonne Marece White, 19, and Jasmine Yvonne Munro, 25, are facing charges of felony first-degree murder and carjacking. Deputies say 78-year-old Uken Cummings was gunned down in broad daylight Sunday, Jan. 30, in the CVS parking lot on Silver Star Road after picking up his medication. They say Cummings was returning to his car when he was confronted by two suspects who shot him and stole his car. The suspects are accused of also running over Cummings before...