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Chicago Drivers Can Now Get Anti-Carjacking Stickers

They warn that vehicle will be tracked as soon as it is reported stolen

(Newser) - Chicago is the carjacking capital of America, but authorities hope stickers will help turn things around. Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart says owners of cars made after 2014 can register for stickers that warn would-be carjackers that the vehicle is part of a tracking program, Axios reports. Drivers signing up...

46 Days After Being Shot, Rookie Has His First TD

Brian Robinson Jr. stars after starting his first NFL game

(Newser) - Usually when NFL players say they're trying to get healthy and get back on the field, they're talking about recovering from a football injury. For Brian Robinson Jr., a running back for the Washington Commanders, the issue was two bullet wounds to the leg, suffered when he was...

Some Heroes Don't Wear Capes. They Wear Chick-fil-A Uniforms

Mykel Gordon praised for helping woman with baby during alleged carjacking in Okaloosa County, Fla.

(Newser) - A fast-food employee saved the day this week during a terrifying alleged carjacking attempt in Florida. Per a release from the Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office, a woman was getting her baby out of her car Wednesday in the parking lot of a Chick-fil-A in Fort Walton Beach when she...

Prosecutors: Gang Targeting Celebs Set Its Sights on Mariah

26 are now facing charges related to the 'Drug Rich' gang

(Newser) - A violent street gang has been targeting the homes of the wealthy and famous in Atlanta, including pop star Mariah Carey, prosecutors said Monday. They announced a 220-count indictment alleging attempted murders, shootings, kidnappings, home invasions, armed robberies, and carjackings by 26 members of the "Drug Rich" gang, some...

Cops: Carjacker Dies After Beating Up Senior

You might say it was karma; Shirlene Hernandez would not

(Newser) - A Texas man beat up a 72-year-old great-grandmother so as to take her car, only to die later in a crash, according to San Antonio police. Shirlene Hernandez, who was left with a nasty black eye and bruising covering half of her face, was assaulted as she headed into a...

After a 'Heinous' Murder, Parents Turn In NOLA Teens

4 teens likely to be charged as adults in carjacking death of Linda Frickey, 73

(Newser) - Four teens are facing murder charges in a "heinous and unthinkable" fatal carjacking in New Orleans on Monday—after two sets of parents turned them in. A 17-year-old male, 16-year-old female, and two 15-year-old females will be charged with second-degree murder in the death of 73-year-old Linda Frickey, who...

Doctor Is Killed Trying to Stop Theft of His Mercedes

Rakesh Patel was run over by his own vehicle

(Newser) - A carjacking took an extremely dark turn on Tuesday in Washington, DC, where a 33-year-old doctor was run over by his own Mercedes. The Washington Post reports Rakesh Patel left his car running in the Adams Morgan neighborhood around 8pm as he brought a package to his girlfriend. They embraced,...

'This 11-Year-Old Is a Prolific Carjacker in Our City'

A look at the carjacking surge and the tweens and teens behind many of them

(Newser) - "Unfortunately, this 11-year-old has been arrested before, and he is considered a prolific carjacker in our city," said Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown in a press conference last November, per ABC Chicago . In Washington, DC, a pair of 14-year-old girls were c onvicted of murdering a 66-year-old UberEats...

Congresswoman Carjacked in Philadelphia
5 Arrests Made
in Carjacking of
House Democrat
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5 Arrests Made in Carjacking of House Democrat

Police says suspects were found in Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon's stolen vehicle

(Newser) - Update: Police say five arrests have been made in connection with the carjacking of a House Democrat in Philadelphia Wednesday. Delaware State Police said in a statement that the suspects were taken into custody around 9pm after they were found in Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon's stolen 2017 Acura MDX...

13-Year-Old Pleads Guilty in Death of Uber Eats Driver

Cops: DC carjacking by teen, 15-year-old accomplice led to crash that killed 66-year-old Mohammad Anwar

(Newser) - A 13-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the DC death of an Uber Eats driver who was killed during a carjacking in the spring. NBC Washington reports that the teen's accomplice, a 15-year-old girl, pleaded guilty last month to felony murder after the March 23 incident...

Girls, 13 and 15, Charged in Death of Uber Eats Driver

Police say 66-year-old man was killed in botched Washington, DC, carjacking

(Newser) - Two young teenage girls are facing felony murder charges over what police in Washington, DC, say was a carjacking attempt that killed an Uber Eats driver. Police say the girls, 13 and 15, were armed with a stun gun when they entered 66-year-old Mohammed Anwar's vehicle in the Tuesday...

City's Carjacking Crackdown Nets 210 Arrests

Chicago wrestles with possible solutions and the youth of most offenders

(Newser) - Chicago's crackdown on carjacking and other vehicle crimes has resulted in 210 arrests so far this year, Police Superintendent David Brown announced. The number of carjackings reported in the first half of this month fell 35% from the number in the second half of January, Brown said—though he...

Out of Jail at 10:08pm. A Carjacking at 10:28pm

Police in Spokane says Marcus Goldman wasn't free long before returning to crime

(Newser) - This is not going to help the recidivism stats in Spokane. Police in the Washington city say a man committed a felony 20 minutes after his release from jail, reports the Spokesman-Review . At 10:08pm Saturday, 31-year-old Marcus Goodman was released from the Spokane County Jail after being arrested on...

100mph Police Chase Ends at Cliff's Edge

Carjacking suspect drove right off the precipice and into the Pacific Ocean in Santa Cruz, Calif.

(Newser) - A police chase this week in California led to a carjacking suspect plunging over the side of a cliff in the vehicle he was driving—and living to tell the tale. In a statement cited by NBC News , the Santa Cruz County Sheriff's Office says a report came in...

Cops: 'OK 2020, It Only Took You 4.5 Hours to Get Weird'

Oklahoma police say man, goat taken on terrifying 3-state drive

(Newser) - A man stole a pickup truck with a sleeping passenger and a goat inside it and drove it all the way from Missouri to Oklahoma before releasing the terrified victim and animal and eventually being arrested, authorities say. According to an arrest report, two men in the truck parked outside...

Teen Girl Tries Strangling Carjacker
Carjacker Threatens Teen
Girl, Gets Big Surprise
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Carjacker Threatens Teen Girl, Gets Big Surprise

Imama Muratab says she had to protect her siblings

(Newser) - That's not dad—it's a carjacker. And we're in serious trouble. That was a 16-year-old girl's first thought when a carjacker hopped into the family SUV in Chicago on Sunday night, CBS Chicago reports. The girl, Imama Muratab, her 10-year-old brother, and 5-year-old sister were all...

4 Shot Dead After UPS Truck Hijacked

Cops chased suspects for 20 miles

(Newser) - Four people were shot dead after a robbery and truck hijacking came to a bloody end at an intersection in Miramar, south Florida. FBI Special Agent in Charge George Piro says the two robbery suspects, a UPS driver, and a person in a nearby vehicle were killed in a shootout...

Woman Falls Asleep in Car, Wakes to Find It Missing

Police say carjackers left her in the driveway

(Newser) - Police in New Jersey say a possible carjacker or carjackers apparently removed a sleeping 80-year-old woman from her parked car before stealing the vehicle and leaving her in the driveway. Hamilton police say the woman told them she'd fallen asleep in her parked car in a driveway around 9pm...

Bus Driver Hailed as Hero After Seattle Shooting

2 killed, 2 injured during gunman's rampage

(Newser) - A Seattle bus driver is being hailed as a hero for getting his passengers to safety during a chaotic shooting incident in the city Wednesday despite having been injured by gunfire. Police say the gunman opened fire on motorists in an apparently random attack in the Lake City neighborhood, the...

Woman Crashes, Flees Police Carrying Baby

Helicopters recorded the insane chase

(Newser) - Video shot from a helicopter shows a woman leading Texas troopers on a high-speed chase and crashing into a pickup, then taking off on foot while holding a baby in a carrier. The Texas Department of Public Safety released the video Friday, per the AP . The incident happened June 15...

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