Cops: Carjacker Foiled Twice by Drivers With Guns

That was after the first vehicle he tried to steal failed to start, say police
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2018 12:15 PM CDT
Christopher Raymond Hill   (Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

(Newser) – Florida's Christopher Raymond Hill had a really rough Friday. First, the 36-year-old tried to flee a Jacksonville Walmart with a stolen cash register only to find the SUV he'd jumped into wouldn't start, police say. Seeing another option, he allegedly used a knife in an attempted carjacking, but the driver did one better and pulled out a gun. "I … brandished it for him," says Army veteran Michael Reardon, who suffered cuts to his arms and legs, per WJXT. "He was like, 'Don't shoot me.' I was like, 'Then get out of here.'" Except Hill still had no means of escape, police say, so he allegedly thought he'd try carjacking again, reports WSVN. His luck did not improve.

As Hill jumped into the passenger seat of a car in a Starbucks drive-thru, the driver jumped out, grabbed a gun from her trunk, and pointed it at Hill until he ran away, police say. With his bright orange apparel hardly discreet, he was traced to a nearby Supercuts, reports the Orlando Sentinel. Hill, who last year pleaded guilty to burglary after he was found with a knife in a woman's car, is now charged with strong-arm robbery, carjacking with a deadly weapon, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, and trespassing. The cash register was returned.

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