Re: Carjacking attempt on Park Road
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, "Jack" <abuelo_jack@...> wrote:
> More on this bizarre incident:
> -- Jack
> --- In email@example.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
> > 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
> > apprehended a short time later in the 400 block of Butternut Street,
> > An identification procedure was conducted, at which time the
> > complainants identified all four suspects as the ones who had robbed
> > 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
> > carjacking, given the 3 AM time, and the number of cars involved, and
> > the number of men in the targeted vehicle. In your ordinary
> > the thieves are generally on foot (that's why they want a car), and
> > 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
> > innocent-victim carjacking. I suspect that this was a targeted
> > 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