Carjacker makes victim start her own car while pointing a gun at her; suspect still at large

A clueless carjacker had trouble starting the engine of a car he was trying to steal and asked for help from an unlikely source: The terrified carjacking victim, who had a gun pointed at her.

Fox 5 obtained video of the armed robbery, which took place in Atlanta last Tuesday morning, right in the middle of rush hour.

The news station reports that the suspect first robbed the victim of her personal belongings, and then demanded her car. But it was a push-start vehicle, and the suspect could not figure out how to turn on the engine. So he called his victim back for assistance as she was fleeing the scene.

“The suspect then calls her back to the car by brandishing the gun and asks her how to start her own vehicle. She gave instructions through the window on how to start the car and then he drove off,” said Atlanta police Detective Benjamin King told Fox 5.

The vehicle has reportedly been found but the suspect is still on the loose, and police are asking for the public’s help in apprehending him. The suspect is described as a thin, muscular black male between the ages of 18 and 25 about 5-foot-7-inches tall and 130 lbs; and with acne on his face and neck.


Feature photo: Fox 5 video screenshot