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 10News.com, “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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