Video Captures 11-Year-Old Escape During Carjacking

1 suspect arrested Friday in Illinois
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted May 9, 2018 2:08 PM CDT

(Newser) – Police on the case of a carjacking in Aurora, Ill., have released footage showing a girl's quick escape from the vehicle as her father tries to intervene. Surveillance video from a BP gas station shows a man exit the passenger door of a Dodge Charger and jump into Mark Beasanski's Jeep Cherokee as he prepares to fill it with gas Friday morning, per WGN. As both vehicles begin to pull away, Beasanski's 11-year-old daughter rolls out of the Jeep's backseat, just as her father jumps on the hood of the Charger. Unhurt, the pair embrace seconds after the cars drive off, per the Aurora Beacon-News.

Illinois State Police say 20-year-old Tyrelle Pulley of Chicago was arrested after police spotted the Jeep about an hour later, per WGN. The Beacon-News reports a police chase ended in a crash, though no one was hurt. Pulley is now charged with aggravated vehicle hijacking, aggravated unlawful possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and fleeing and eluding police. A search for the second suspect continues.

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