Armed NW Indiana Man Nabs Teen Carjackers

HAMMOND, Ind. (STMW) — A northwest Indiana man who was out walking a dog Saturday night helped nab the two boys, who were running from a stolen SUV.

The 14- and 15-year-old boys, along with another teen, had allegedly hijacked a 1999 Toyota 4-Runner near the Indiana-Michigan border in Michigan City, when about 8:45 p.m. an Indiana State Police Trooper began pursuing the stolen SUV on westbound I-80, a press release from Indiana State Police said.

The boys eventually ran the 4-Runner up onto a curb at 165th Street and Kennedy Avenue in Hammond and took off running, the release said. The trooper chased the driver who went one way, eventually losing sight of him.

The two other boys ran to house where a man was in his yard with his dog saw what was going on and apparently made them aware that he was armed, the release said. The two boys then lay on the ground and waited until Hammond Police arrived and arrested them, the release said.

The boys, both from Michigan City, were taken to the Lake County Juvenile Center in Crown Point and were charged with resisting arrest, criminal trespassing and armed carjacking.

The driver of the carjacking was not injured, the released.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • No way

    What was he gonna do if they ran ? Shoot two unarmed boys in the back ?

    • Jim Hamilton

      So what even if they run bottom line is he defended his own life. You gun control freaks just can’t stand it when something good comes from a lawabiding citizen with a gun.

    • CECE

      Y NOT??

      • tj

        My sentiments exactly CECE

    • Jack

      I would have dropped them like a bad habit, without hesitation or remorse!!!

    • Centurion

      Shoot them in the leg. Totally legal. He was in fear of for his life, he thought they were going to murder him.

  • Jim Hamilton

    Did Noway even read the article it clearly states they were charged with armed carjacking among other charges.
    Gawd the idiot gun control freaks can’t stand to see anything good come from the second amendment

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