An armed carjacker in San Antonio, Texas, most definitely was not up to the task early Thursday morning, managing not one, but two pathetic mishaps in a row.
What are the details?
Police told KENS-TV two people left a bar on the St. Mary’s Strip around 2 a.m. and got into their vehicle when a 23-year-old man came up and demanded their car keys.
Police told the station the victims complied and got out of the car.
But there was one major problem for the suspect. KENS reported that he was “struggling to operate the manual transmission vehicle.”
Tsk tsk tsk. Kids these days.
Lacking this apparently out-of-date skill, the suspect ditched the vehicle, MySanAntonio reported. Officials told KENS the suspect then re-entered the getaway car where a second suspect was waiting.
Which brings us to the even-more pathetic moment.
KENS said the initial suspect began to shoot at the owner of the stick-shift vehicle. The hapless suspect definitely picked the wrong victim to fire upon.
Police told the station the victim returned fire and hit the alleged thief in the head.
MySanAntonio, citing police, said the victim fired rounds into the getaway car, piercing the back of a headrest and grazing the head of one of the suspects.
KENS said the two suspects fled the scene and called 911 from a home on the west side in the 2300 bock of Observation Drive. Police added to the station that the wounded suspect indicated he was involved in an accident downtown.
According to MySanAntonio, the mother of the wounded man called for emergency services, after which he was taken to University Hospital in stable condition.
KENS said investigators put two and two together, and the wounded man was booked by proxy for aggravated robbery. The station added that the other suspect was at that time unknown, but that the investigation is ongoing.
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