Report: Brothers Admitted Bombings to Carjack Victim
They let him go after holding him for half-hour, says NBC
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 19, 2013 1:02 PM CDT
Police in tactical gear conduct a search for a suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings Friday in Watertown, Mass.   (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

(Newser) – He might be the luckiest man in Boston today—the guy who got carjacked by the Tsarnaev brothers and lived to tell the tale. Not much is known of him yet, but NBC reports by way of an unnamed source that the brothers admitted to him that they were responsible for the Boston Marathon bombings and had just killed an MIT campus police officer. The brothers took the man's Mercedes SUV and forced him to come along. They reportedly stopped at three ATMS, managing to withdraw $800 using his cash card, before letting him go about a half-hour later at a gas station.

Fox News picks up the story from there with an interview of a clerk at the Cambridge gas station. The carjacking victim, he says, ran in screaming, "Call the police! Call the police! These people are trying to kill me!" The victim looked to be in his early 20s and was unhurt, just badly shaken. "He said they pushed him out of car," the clerk says. "I think he's drunk I don't believe him. ... I only believe him when the cops came." Click for more on the suspects.

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milo7453
Apr 19, 2013 9:56 PM CDT
Yea right, here we go. Can someone say book deal? "How I Stared Down Death and Lived." lmao
ashthe1
Apr 19, 2013 7:47 PM CDT
My brother and I think total different. We resemble and that’s just about it. I say yes to him sometimes when he presents ideals but at the same time, I am walking away from him. I don’t think of myself as being better or worst than anyone. I struggled to finish high school. I completed college after retiring from military service. My brother dislikes school and dropped out at age sixteen. My brother likes city life. I love country life. I am Military and fly all over the world. My Brother has nothing to do with the military and he will not board a plan. I don’t suggest that he do anything that I do. I have known from our child hood that we were different. We are just different. Sometimes I don’t like being different from family members of friends. But sorry, I tell him or her, “I don’t go there”.
1492
Apr 19, 2013 7:35 PM CDT
I smell a rat. One was in Chechnya for 6 months recently. A mastermind is missing. 1942