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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...

Bystander Who Stopped Carjacker Is a Pastor

47-year-old also aided victim after the attack

(Newser) - Danner Barton's quick thinking meant he escaped an armed carjacking attempt Sunday with only a bullet wound to his hand. "I ducked my head and I gunned it" as the culprit opened fire in Tumwater, Wash., leaving a bullet lodged in his steering wheel, the 16-year-old tells KING5...

Cops: Bystander Kills Carjacker at Walmart

A driver shot by the carjacker is hospitalized in Tumwater, Wash.

(Newser) - A violent and chaotic scene unfolded in Tumwater, Wash., late Sunday afternoon, ending when police say an armed bystander shot and killed a carjacker in a Walmart parking lot. A driver who was shot by the carjacker is in critical condition, and a 16-year-old girl suffered non-serious injuries. The details...

Cops: Carjacker Foiled Twice by Drivers With Guns

That was after the first vehicle he tried to steal failed to start, say police

(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,...

Video Captures 11-Year-Old Escape During Carjacking

1 suspect arrested Friday in Illinois

(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...

Cops: Carjackers Killed Man Trying to Save Daughter, 2

He tried to get her out the car before turning keys over

(Newser) - Two Philadelphia brothers have been arrested for what police say was the utterly senseless murder of a father in front of his 2-year-old daughter. Police say the brothers approached 38-year-old Gerard Grandzol outside his residence Thursday and demanded his wallet and car keys after he returned from an outing with...

Woman's Car Stolen by Crash Victims She Stopped to Help

Three men sped away in her convertible with an injured woman

(Newser) - A Florida woman who stopped to help car accident victims got the surprise of her life when three men involved in the crash carjacked her convertible. WFLA News reports that the 34-year-old woman spotted the crash on an interstate near Daytona Beach. When she pulled over to assist, three young...

Smart Driver Foils Carjacker With His Key Fob

At one point, there was a lock-unlock duel going on with the doors

(Newser) - Authorities say a quick-thinking driver thwarted a car-jacking by a jail inmate in South Carolina, reports the AP . Arrest warrants say Ezekiel Stevenson yanked a driver from his car during a hospital visit on May 13. But the driver kept his key fob, shutting the engine down before the car...

3 Teens Arrested in Killing of Boy, 6

All 3 will face capital murder charge

(Newser) - Three teenagers have been arrested in the horrific slaying of a 6-year-old boy in Mississippi, and prosecutors say they plan to charge all three as adults with capital murder. Authorities say Dwan Wakefield, D'Allen Washington, and Byron McBride, all in their late teens, were taken into custody Thursday and...

12-Year-Old Uses Van's Safety Feature to Stop Carjacker

Maddie Weiler put van in drive, then started pummeling 21-year-old suspect

(Newser) - Maddie Weiler has been given explicit instructions from her mom and dad on what to do if anyone ever tried to abduct her. The 12-year-old from Williamsburg, Va., got to put that advice to good use on Saturday when a man tried to carjack the van she and her younger...

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