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STLtoday - Woman foils carjacker
Not many details, but it sounds like this lady was lucky. He forced his way into her car apparently while it was stopped. She was lucky he didn't have a real gun, and she was lucky the 3 BG's just decided to quit before they harmed her.Woman foils carjacker
ST. LOUIS -- A 15-year-old suspect is in custody after a failed carjacking attempt in south St. Louis.
Police say the teen forced his way into a woman's car Tuesday night, pulled out a gun and ordered her to drive. After just a few feet, the teen ordered the victim to stop and let him drive.
Eventually, the woman was ordered to get into the trunk. When she refused, the teen allegedly threatened to shoot her. But he backed down.
With the woman still in the car, the teen picked up two friends for the joyride. They suddenly stopped and got out. The woman gave police a detailed description. Officers found the suspect within an hour, along with the BB gun he used in the crime.
Not a good idea to depend on BG's deciding to stop. He was 15 and perhaps only out for a joyride, but he was certainly old enough to commit murder and rape. At least she refused to get into the trunk.
I recommend better situational awareness for her and a CCW.