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Re: Carjacking attempt on Park Road

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  • Jack
    And a bit more information, that puts a whole different light on this incident. I m told that it began as a road rage incident. So it wasn t so much an
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      And a bit more information, that puts a whole different light on this incident. I'm told that it began as a "road rage" incident. So it wasn't so much an "attempted carjacking" as it was a late-night fight on the street, people brawling over some perceived offense. -- Jack


      --- In columbia_heights@yahoogroups.com, "Jack" <abuelo_jack@...> wrote:
      >
      > More on this bizarre incident:
      > http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Four-Arrested-in-Columbia-Height\
      > s-Carjack-Attempt-138773054.html
      > <http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Four-Arrested-in-Columbia-Heigh\
      > ts-Carjack-Attempt-138773054.html>
      > -- Jack
      > --- In columbia_heights@yahoogroups.com, "Jack" abuelo_jack@ wrote:
      > >
      > > This notice appeared on the MPD 4D Yahoo! group listserve:
      > > Shortly after 3 AM on February 5, 2012, three complainants were
      > driving
      > > in the 1400 block of Park Road, NW, when they were cut off by three
      > > vehicles. Four people exited one of the vehicles and approached the
      > > complainants. Two of the suspects produced handguns and pulled one of
      > > the complainants out of the driver's seat. The suspect attempted to
      > > take the complainant's car, but the other two occupants fought the
      > > suspect off. The suspect took the complainant's property, exited
      > > the complainant's vehicle, and fled in the suspect vehicle.
      > > The complainants chased the suspect vehicle onto Georgia Avenue, NW,
      > > when they observed a Fourth District patrol unit and reported the
      > > robbery/attempted carjacking. The Fourth District unit located the
      > > suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop in the 7000 block of 9th
      > > Street, NW. Two of the suspects were apprehended, but two additional
      > > suspects fled from the vehicle on foot. The two suspects who fled
      > were
      > > apprehended a short time later in the 400 block of Butternut Street,
      > NW.
      > > An identification procedure was conducted, at which time the
      > > complainants identified all four suspects as the ones who had robbed
      > and
      > > attempted to carjack them. The suspects were placed under arrest.
      > >
      > > Congratulations go out to Fourth District for apprehending these
      > > dangerous criminals and bringing a swift closure to this robbery!
      > >
      > > (posted by Lamond, Shane (MPD))
      > > http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-4D/message/16441
      > > <http://groups.yahoo.com/group/MPD-4D/message/16441>
      > >
      > > Seems to me there's more going on here than is apparent from this
      > > report. First, not many ordinary people are out at 3 AM, even on a
      > > Saturday night/Sundary morning. Second, this doesn't look like a
      > random
      > > carjacking, given the 3 AM time, and the number of cars involved, and
      > > the number of men in the targeted vehicle. In your ordinary
      > carjacking,
      > > the thieves are generally on foot (that's why they want a car), and
      > they
      > > pick on someone alone and vulnerable (who won't fight back). The
      > > reaction of the men in the targeted car is striking. Who fights back
      > > against men armed with guns? And if these guys had guns, why were no
      > > shots fired?
      > >
      > > There's more here than meets the eye. This was not, IMHO, your
      > ordinary,
      > > innocent-victim carjacking. I suspect that this was a targeted
      > attempt,
      > > and the victims knew their attackers. Hence the quick success of the
      > > "identification procedure".
      > >
      > > MPD Chief Lanier and 4D Commander Missouri have commented favorably on
      > > this incident, neither remarking on the foolhardiness of fighting back
      > > against armed attackers.
      > >
      > > -- Jack
      > >
      >
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