Showing posts with label carjacking. Show all posts
Showing posts with label carjacking. Show all posts

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Vietnam veteran survived Memorial Day attempted carjacking caught on video

‘Not my day to go:’ Shots fired as group attempted to carjack Vietnam veteran on Memorial Day

MAY 27, 2019

MILWAUKEE -- A 66-year-old veteran of the Vietnam War going to check on his garden in Milwaukee Monday morning, May 27 when an armed gunman attempted to take his car.

The attempted carjacking on Saylee Vang happened around 9 a.m. near 60th and Carmen on the city's northwest side -- and it was caught on camera. It had the Vietnam veteran using instincts from his days at war at his own home in Milwaukee.

Vang told FOX6 News three young men approached him and demanded the keys to his car. He said no -- and they took off. Vang told FOX6 News he attempted to chase them before returning to his car and going after them. He said the suspects fired four shots at his vehicle. One shot struck a neighbor's car.
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Two Troy Police Officers Shot, One is Air Force Reservist

Suspect dead in exchange of gunfire; 2 wounded Troy police officers identified
Press conference at 11 a.m. will detail attempted carjacking incident, shootout
Times Union
Staff report
Sunday, August 23, 2015

Comitale is a 7-year member of the force, and Chad Klein, a 9-year member who is an Air Force Reserve veteran who served in the Gulf War. Klein will need surgery in the future, and Comitale will need additional surgeries on his legs, Tedesco said.

Calling it the first time in 40 years that a city police officer has been shot, Chief John Tedesco outlined Sunday morning how a carjacking suspect allegedly shot two officers before being shot multiple times himself and Tasered.

The suspect, now identified as Thaddeus Faison, 39, of Albany, died from his injuries. Tedesco, who held the press conference at 11 a.m. at Troy City Hall, said Faison approached a man in a car near 114th Street and Second Avenue around 10:45 p.m. Saturday night. Tedesco called it an attempted carjacking, with the victim driving away from the scene. Tedesco said the victim called someone to tell them what happened, and that person called police.
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Saturday, August 15, 2015

Sanford Disabled Veteran Dragged From Car By Armed Thieves

Teen arrested in armed carjacking of disabled veteran 17-year-old suspect is facing armed-carjacking charges after Sanford police say he and three others stole a car from a disabled man at gunpoint last week.
'I want your vehicle,' gunman told disabled veteran, Sanford cops say
Orlando Sentinel
Tiffany Walden
August 14, 2015
Surveillance video captured a gunman pulling a 72-year-old disabled veteran out of his vehicle, hopping into the vehicle and driving away Thursday night.

Sanford police found the stolen car but they are still searching for the two men seen in the video.

They got away with his wallet, cellphone, walker cane, oxygen tank and medication, police said.

"As a veteran, I am outraged by the conduct of the individuals in the surveillance video," Sanford Police Chief Cecil Smith said in a statement. "We are asking for assistance from the community to bring these individuals to justice as soon as possible as this matter is of great important."

About 8 p.m. Thursday, the veteran was heading to the store to buy some bread when a man walked up to his car in the 100 block of Country Club Circle — near the Goldsboro Elementary Magnet School.

"I want your vehicle and I'm going to take it," the gunman said, according to police.
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Saturday, June 6, 2015

Chaos Followed Call to Help Suicidal Veteran

Dashcam video shows Marine veteran pulled from car window after police chase
Molly Young
June 5, 2015

SHIAWASSEE COUNTY, MI -- A man facing charges stemming from a carjacking and attempted abduction in March is a Marine veteran who suffered from post traumatic stress disorder, his attorney says.

A video The Flint Journal obtained from Michigan State Police through the Freedom of Information Act shows the police chase that ensued, and the man's arrest after police dragged him out of a car window.

Events began to unfold when a woman called 911 saying her son was suicidal, highly intoxicated and suffering from PTSD, according to Michigan State Police Lt. David Kaiser.

The call put local police on the lookout for Michael Siminski, a 30-year-old Marine veteran from Owosso driving a white Chevrolet pickup truck.
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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Fort Hood Soldier Attacked in Carjacking

Fort Hood soldier injured in carjacking 
Army Times
Staff report
February 10, 2015

A Fort Hood soldier was attacked in a carjacking on the post Monday afternoon and sustained a minor injury, a Fort Hood spokesman said Tuesday. The soldier, whose name has not been released, was attacked at about 1 p.m.

Monday near the Warrior Way post exchange, according to a press release. An "unknown male" in civilian clothes used a knife in an apparent robbery, officials said. read more here

Monday, September 29, 2014

Atlanta Veteran Shot At During Attempted Carjacking

Gunfire narrowly misses veteran during attempted carjacking
WSB TV 2 Atlanta
September 28, 2014

ATLANTA — A local veteran, who just returned home from war, is now dodging gunfire in his own neighborhood.

Jonathan Knight has been shot at before. The veteran spent five and a half years in the military. But he never thought he'd put that training to use while sitting in his car behind the building where he works in northwest Atlanta.

Knight says he wasn't willing to let his brand new Ford Mustang go without a fight.

He says he was sitting in his car listening to music around 6 p.m. Sunday when two men in a blue Jeep Grand Cherokee approached.

“The driver asked me for directions. So I attempted to tell him and he pretended not to hear me, so he pulled up right next to me, very close. I could tell he was trying to block me off,” said Knight.
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Carjackers break leg of WWII veteran and no one stops to help him

World War II veteran, 86, forced to crawl to gas station after carjackers broke his leg - and NO ONE stopped to help
26th February 2012

A World War II veteran was forced to drag himself from a gas station pump to the check out after a carjacker broke his leg - while people walked past.

Not one pedestrian or driver helped 86-year-old Aaron Brantley after he was attacked at a BP station in Fairfield, Michigan while filling up his car.

Mr Brantley, who was driving home after bible study, was knocked to the ground by a man who then stole his vehicle, leaving him writhing in pain.

Surveillance footage captures the elderly man's failed attempts to stand. For two minutes, he is seen dragging himself across the forecourt.

As he nears the gas station, cars come and go but drivers fail to get out to assist the struggling man. At least four people are captured walking past.

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Sunday, July 5, 2009

Man arrested for dragging Vietnam Vet to his death

Man arrested in dragging death of Army vet
Henry K. Lee, Chronicle Staff Writer

Friday, July 3, 2009
(07-02) 14:42 PDT Rodeo - -- A man has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the dragging death of a 69-year-old man during an attempted carjacking, authorities said Thursday.

Cordero Kelly, 19, of Rodeo was being held at the Contra Costa County Jail in Martinez in lieu of $1.1 million bail.

James Gilbeaux, a Rodeo resident who walked with a cane, was dragged 150 feet after Kelly tried to carjack a pickup truck driven by a friend of Gilbeaux's, sheriff's officials said.

The incident began shortly after 4 p.m. on June 23, when Gilbeaux was on the 1000 block of Mariposa Street in Rodeo and asked for a ride from a 28-year-old friend, David Delgado, authorities said.

Gilbeaux, an Army veteran who served in Vietnam, was a grandfather figure in the neighborhood whom everyone called "Pops."
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Man arrested in dragging death of Army vet

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Marine Reservist survived Iraq but not carjacking back home

Shooting victim served in Iraq

By Todd Ruger

Published: Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 1:00 a.m.
Last Modified: Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 10:11 p.m.
SARASOTA - Delvis Fernandez served eight months with the Marine Reserves in Iraq, often manning a 50-caliber gun on the lead car in dangerous supply convoys.

The 2005 Booker High School graduate returned home to Sarasota in April, where he rejoined his minor league football team and enrolled in classes to prepare for a career in the Sarasota Police Department.

But on his way home from class Friday afternoon, Fernandez, 21, was shot and killed in what police believe was a carjacking in the parking lot of a Newtown convenience store.

"It was in broad daylight for no apparent reason," said Orlando Pacheco, who roomed with Fernandez in Iraq. "We're just in shock right now. It was just like any other day."

Fernandez died at Sarasota Memorial Hospital on Friday, the day before the final tryouts for the Sarasota Millionaires, a football team that he also used as a conduit to to volunteer in the community.

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