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Carjacking

Car Salesman Kidnapped, Locked In Trunk During Horrifying Test Drive

The Huffington Post | Steven Hoffer | Posted 01.06.2016 | Latino Voices

A group of carjackers are on the run after they beat up a salesman and forced him into the trunk of a vehicle during a test drive, police said. Jose M...

911 Tape Proves Inmate's Innocence, But DA Won't Release Him: Lawyer

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 11.19.2015 | Crime

A Louisiana man imprisoned for a carjacking he says he didn't commit has served nine years behind bars, even though the prosecution's file contained c...

Police Shoot Carjacking Suspect To End Los Angeles Hostage Situation

Reuters | Jade Walker | Posted 09.11.2015 | Crime

Los Angeles-area police shot and likely killed an armed man who had barricaded himself inside a restaurant with several hostages after allegedly carry...

Man Who Carjacked Woman In Labor Gets 5 Years

Associated Press | Sebastian Murdock | Posted 08.12.2015 | Crime

BALTIMORE (AP) -- A man has been sentenced to five years in prison for carjacking a woman who was in labor and on her way to the hospital in Annapolis...

'The Fraud,' -- A Conversation with Brad Parks

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 07.14.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

In The Fraud, a rash of carjackings is terrorizing Newark. When one theft results in the murder of a banking executive, Ross begins investigating the case. He soon learns that a Nigerian immigrant was also killed in another carjacking only days apart from the executive's murder.

INCREDIBLE ESCAPE: Boy, 4, Bails Out Of Moving Vehicle To Escape Carjacker

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 05.12.2015 | Crime

Authorities say a 4-year-old California boy narrowly escaped serious injury over the weekend when he jumped from a moving vehicle during a carjacking....

This 'Car-Thieving' Koala Is The World's Cutest Criminal

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 02.25.2015 | Green

He can barely drive, but that didn't stop him from trying. This koala thought he could make a clean getaway with a Land Rover near Maude in Victori...

CAUGHT ON VIDEO: Suspected Carjacker's Wild Spree At Miami Hotel

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 09.26.2014 | Crime

A suspected carjacker was caught on video stealing a vehicle from a Miami hotel on Wednesday and then slamming into cars and people as he made his esc...

Carjacked Kidnap Victim Chauffeurs Suspect To Police Station

Posted 11.22.2013 | Los Angeles

Talk about keeping calm under pressure. A carjacking and kidnapping victim in Los Angeles, Calif. managed to outsmart his alleged attacker by chauf...

Manhunt After Carjacker Crashes Into Canal, Shoots Good Samaritan

Posted 10.24.2013 | Crime

Police are searching for a carjacker who wreaked havoc and violence on Detroit's east side, shooting a bystander, stealing a car and crashing a miniva...

Witness to a Theft: Thoughts on Simple Proactivism

Kimann Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Kimann Schultz

However safe we feel in our most familiar environments, we must be vigilant and simply aware of who is present in our immediate area.

Man Shot By D.C. Police Dies After Ambulance Breaks Down

Posted 05.30.2013 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A 34-year-old man shot by D.C. police after allegedly stealing a car at gunpoint died Wednesday following a shootout with responding off...

Queens Carjacking Spree By Gunpoint Sparks Wild Police Chase

| Posted 05.09.2013 | New York

By Alan Neuhauser and Trevor Kapp QUEENS — A brazen thief went on a carjacking spree in Queens Thursday morning — boosting three luxury cars at...

First Date Ends In Carjacking

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 04.23.2013 | Weird News

Nemeha Millen had a first date she'll never forget: good conversation, a long walk in the park, and getting carjacked. On her 21st birthday, the Fl...

Carjack Victim: Boston Bomb Suspects Let Me Live Because He 'Wasn't American'

The Huffington Post | Mark Hanrahan | Posted 04.23.2013 | Crime

A man who claims to have been carjacked by the men authorities suspect were responsible for the Boston bombings told authorities that the duo spared h...

WATCH: Naked Man Steals Minivan, Wet Mayhem Ensues

The Huffington Post | Will Wrigley | Posted 03.04.2013 | DC

What can shake up a small Pennsylvania town with just over 950 residents? How about a naked man standing on top of a floating minivan headed down t...

WATCH: Terrifying Ride For Toddler

The Huffington Post | Christiana Lilly | Posted 07.20.2012 | Miami

A carjacked toddler was found at a bank in Miami after a suspected armed bank robber took him for a ride in a stolen vehicle, according to Hialeah Pol...

10 Cities Where Your Car Is More Likely To Be Stolen

The Huffington Post | Khadeeja Safdar | Posted 06.21.2012 | Money

Car thieves are slacking. The number of auto thefts in the U.S. fell for the eighth consecutive year last year, according to a study recently relea...

6-Year-Old In Carjacking Is Third Child Shot In Detroit This Month

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 02.27.2012 | Crime

A 6-year-old boy was shot and critically injured during a carjacking in Detroit on Sunday, marking the third pre-teen gunfire victim in the area in le...

Carjacker Foiled By Stickshift

Posted 12.22.2011 | Denver

A man's plan to carjack a woman's car in Golden, Colo. was thwarted by irony on Tuesday -- turns out the alleged thief could not drive a stickshift. ...

Denver Nanny Gets Carjacked With Young Boy In Backseat

Posted 11.18.2011 | Denver

On Monday afternoon, a Denver nanny was driving a 3-year-old boy around when she was carjacked -- the suspect drove off in her car with the young boy ...

80-Year-Old Retired Police Officer Carjacked, Beaten With Own Cane By Four Young Women

Posted 11.15.2011 | Chicago

An 80-year-old retired police officer says that if he had been armed when four young women carjacked and beat him early Wednesday evening, he "would h...

Shirtless Man With Samurai Sword Arrested On Indiana Highway

Posted 11.06.2011 | Chicago

A Cicero man is being held in an Indiana jail after authorities found him marching shirtless down Interstate 65 wielding a 35-inch samurai sword Sunda...

Stolen Car Found In Chicago With 1-Year-Old In Back Seat

Posted 08.23.2011 | Chicago

A 1-year-old boy was found safe in the back seat of his mother's car Thursday, after carjackers held the woman up at gunpoint and drove off with her c...

WATCH: Parents Break Into Moving Car To Rescue Baby After Carjacking

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"When a parent's trying to save their child, all bets are off," remarked Police Detective Kristin Kincheloe after a daring rescue attempt this week in...