Video: Bystanders Pull Carjacker From Vehicle, Beat Him, Hold Him Till Police Arrive

On July 13 bystanders pulled an alleged carjacker from a vehicle in City Heights, San Diego, then beat him and held him until police arrived.

The suspect was allegedly trying to steal a car with "a woman and a young girl" inside.

According to, "the incident...occurred just after 4 p.m. in the Appletree Market parking lot in the 4400 block of University Avenue."

Police say the suspect is 21-year-old Ismael Hernandez, and that he got into the vehicle with the woman and girl inside but got stuck in the parking lot when he drove into a pole. Bystanders reached into the car and began choking Hernandez. Then they drug him from the vehicle, where they "hit and kicked [him] as he struggled to get away."

Police arrived to find a bleeding Hernandez on the ground, surrounded by bystanders. 

Hernandez has been charged with "attempted carjacking, attempted kidnapping, [and] attempted auto theft."

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