04/26/2013 11:29 am ET | Updated Apr 26, 2013

Danny, Carjacked By Tsarnaev Brothers, Describes Tense, Absurd Ride With Bombing Suspects

The man who was carjacked last Thursday by the Tsarnaev brothers described a terrifying ride, in which he feared for his life as the Boston bombing suspects talked about girls and cars.

In an exclusive interview with the Boston Globe, the man -- identified only as 26-year-old Danny -- gave his first account of the carjacking and the trio's tense trek through Brighton, Watertown and Cambridge.

Danny's nightmare began when Tamerlan Tsarnaev -- the suspect who was later killed during a shootout with police -- approached his Mercedes and let himself in. So began a long drive that ended at a gas station, when Danny made a split-second decision to flee his car while the brothers were distracted.

From Boston Globe reporter Eric Moskowitz:

When the younger brother, Dzhokhar, was forced to go inside the Shell Food Mart to pay, older brother Tamerlan put his gun in the door pocket to fiddle with a navigation device -- letting his guard down briefly after a night on the run. Danny then did what he had been rehearsing in his head. In a flash, he unbuckled his seat belt, opened the door, stepped through, slammed it behind, and sprinted off at an angle that would be a hard shot for any marksman.


The brother who was captured last Friday, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, was transferred this morning from a hospital to a prison in Fort Devens, Mass. He was charged on Monday in the April 15 bombing, which killed three and wounded 264.


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