facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Suspect allegedly attempts multiple car-jackings

April 21, 2013 at 1:57 PM   |   Comments

SAN DIEGO, April 21 (UPI) -- A California car thief was thwarted when the Mercedes he stole apparently wasn't good enough -- so he tried to steal a Lexus.

U-T San Diego said an unidentified long-haired shirtless man driving a stolen red Honda car-jacked the driver of a Mercedes E Class about 4:10 p.m. Saturday in Pacific Beach, Calif. He drove away in the Mercedes and appeared a short time later at a Lexus dealership. He approached a mechanic and, police said, pretended he had a gun and demanded one of the cars.

When the mechanic refused, the suspect fled in the original Mercedes -- and tried to steal another car, from a different Mercedes dealership across the street.

Witnesses said the man then fled to a nearby apartment complex. A helicopter search of the area was unsuccessful, police said.

© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Recommended UPI Stories
Most Popular
1
Miss Colombia hopeful disqualified for showing underboob
2
See the 4-inch dog that may be England's smallest
3
Video shows aquarium beluga either playing with children or begging for help
4
Watch outraged parent rip Calif. school district for 'forcing' special needs students to recycle
5
Stolen Obama statue discovered with six-pack of Twisted Tea in Pa. park
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback