Property Owner Pulls Gun on Alleged Fleeing Carjacker, Waits for Police

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A Minnesota property owner drew his gun on a suspected carjacker and held him at gunpoint until police arrived.

The April 19 incident occurred around 6 a.m. in Minnesota’s Eau Claire County.

A Minnesota State Trooper pulled over the carjacking suspect for speeding around 5:45 a.m., according to WCCO. When the trooper engaged the suspect, the suspect “pushed the trooper and fled on foot.”

The trooper gave a short foot chase then returned to his cruiser to call in backup and a K-9. While this was happening, the suspect allegedly “stole a vehicle from a nearby residence and crashed shortly after.” The property owner then drew a gun on the suspect and held him until police arrived.

The vehicle from which the suspect originally fled — after being stopped by the trooper — contained “cocaine, marijuana, cash and digital scales.” The suspect was “charged with speeding, fleeing, possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and auto theft.”

AWR Hawkins is the Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Twitter: @AWRHawkins. Reach him directly at


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