Oceanside, CA – A man attempted to carjack no less than three vehicles from the same parking lot. According to NBC News, the suspect failed miserably in his criminal endeavors.
Authorities explained the individual struck three automobiles in a Target parking lot on Thursday afternoon. Although he tried his hardest to leave the area with someone else’s vehicle, the suspect walked away from the retailer without anything to show for his efforts.
CBS 8 reports that the suspect is still at large. He is described as a white male who may or may not a “transient.” Police are currently on the lookout for any suspicious individuals in the area.
The first person the suspect encountered simply got into her car and drove away. Although the man ordered her to get into the car while wielding a knife, the woman got into her vehicle left the guy behind.
Determined to leave the lot with someone else’s car, the suspect turned his attention to another woman who was exiting her vehicle. Authorities explained the man brandished a handgun and ordered her to get back inside the car. Instead of complying with his demands, the woman ran inside Target and phoned police.
The failed thief’s third attempt at carjacking came immediately after his second victim disappeared into the store. After locating another woman, the suspect demanded the she remove the security device from the steering wheel. He also asked her to leave the keys in the ignition.
While the woman followed through with the carjacker’s orders, she secretly engaged a kill switch on the engine, which prevented the thief from stealing the car. To add insult to injury, the man ultimately became locked inside the vehicle. He was forced to break a window in order to escape.
Outsmarted for the third time, the man fled the area before police arrived on the scene.
What do you think about the carjacker who failed three times to steal a car from a Target parking lot?