Santa Maria man foils carjacking attempt

January 6, 2013

A 22-year-old Santa Maria man fought back and was able to foil an attempted carjacking Saturday night. [Noozhawk]

The unnamed 22-year-old was at Jones Street and College Avenue when he agreed to give a man and woman a ride, said Sgt. Jack Dunn. He drove the pair to Railroad Avenue and Atlantic Place, where the man asked him to pull over.

“At that time, the male suspect, who was seated behind the victim, placed the victim in a headlock and put a knife to his throat,” Dunn told Noozhawk. “The male suspect demanded money and ordered the victim to get out of the vehicle.”

However, the driver was able to grab the knife, forcing his assailant to drop it, Dunn told Noozhawk. He sustained a minor cut on his hand wrestling away the knife.

The victim continued driving to the area of Railroad and Canal Street, where the man grabbed him again and told him to get out of the vehicle. When he refused, the woman suspect grabbed the keys out of the ignition, and both suspects fled the area on foot, Noozhawk said.

Police described the suspects as a Hispanic male, shaved head, thin build, 18-20 years old, and a Hispanic woman, shoulder-length hair, thin build, 18-20 year old. Both were wearing gray sweats.

 


14 Comments

  1. NorCoMod says:

    Just curious.

    Why would anyone in their right mind give a ride to an 18 to 20 year old Hispanic male with a shaved head? What did the victim think when the dude gets into the back seat behind him? Jeezuz!

    Without more details, sounds like this victim may have been asking for it.

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    • kettle says:

      It’s a short con. Young lady hit’s you up for a ride, brings her “brother” along, “he’s ok”.

      Then the fun starts. This must happen twice a minute somewhere in America.

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  2. Zuma7 says:

    Ah….Mexico-Norte, all the way from the SanDiego-TJ border and beyond.
    Viva LaRaza.

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  3. SpeakTruth says:

    This is why we need to outlaw guns. If we outlaw guns, crimes like these would be nonexistent!

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    • easymoney says:

      Excuse me, but did you read the article?
      “At that time, the male suspect, who was seated behind the victim, placed the victim in a headlock and put a knife to his throat,” Dunn told Noozhawk. “The male suspect demanded money and ordered the victim to get out of the vehicle.”
      Crimes like this will continue as long as laws and enforcement are weak. And nowhere is a mention of a gun…

      “Police described the suspects as a Hispanic male, shaved head, thin build, 18-20 years old, and a Hispanic woman, shoulder-length hair, thin build, 18-20 year old. Both were wearing gray sweats.”
      This description matches 95% of the crimes commited in Santa maria…

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      • grumpy says:

        It’s called sarcasm.

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        • SpeakTruth says:

          Thank you grumpy. Yes that was sarcasm. Anyone familiar with my other posts here know I’m a strong supporter of a person’s right to self defense, particularly those involving the use of firearms. I wanted to point out that you can outlaw every gun in the world, but creeps like this will still exist and be fearless about causing harm to the rest of us.

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    • Spirit Filled says:

      Too bad the victum didn’t have a gun. He could have ended the attempt to steal his car a lot quicker. Outlawing guns creates too much trouble for all of us.

      God Bless all

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      • R.Hodin says:

        Yes, too bad the perp didn’t have a gun either. It would have been a much more riveting story—trying to wrestle the gun away, shots going off in all directions, bystanders getting wounded—much like a TV show.

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  4. ApathyWillKillYou says:

    Never give a ride to a stranger with a knife!

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  5. mkaney says:

    Santa Maria is one of the few places where a good deed rarely goes unpunished. I lived there from 2003-2008 because it was closer to work, and I don’t have too many good things to say about it. It is a failing community with no middle class. If you leave something of value, like a bike, out at night… it will be gone by morning. It would be a terribly place to raise children.

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    • Zuma7 says:

      Sounds just like Escondido, Ca.
      Which is a sanctuary city for illegals
      from Mexico. No drivers license, no auto
      insurance, no green card, no problem.

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    • Harley says:

      Agreed. For years I drove from AG to Santa Maria to do my shopping instead of going to much closer SLO. Not anymore, the only place I go in Santa Maria is to the Harley dealer at the very north end of SM. I won’t risk going any further south than that except to fly through town on the freeway.

      The town is just too scary for me now.

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