Crime

Failed Carjacking Attempt Caught On Camera

| by Nicholas Roberts
View of the attempted carjacking from inside the carView of the attempted carjacking from inside the car

A pair of armed, would-be hijackers in Shreveport, Louisiana, ended up running away from their would-be victim, armed only with a power washer.

Michael Davis was washing his car at around 2 a.m. and was approached by two men who allegedly demanded he hand over his keys and money, according to KSLA.

"He said 'give me your keys and your money,' and I said 'what'd you say?' and I took the sprayer and just sprayed it right in his face," Davis said.

A dash-cam inside of Davis' vehicle caught the encounter on tape. When Davis points the power washer at the gunman, he began to flee.

Another man came into view moments later and attempted to grab the hose away from Davis, who then sprayed the man with the power washer.  

"I heard his friend try to run and get my backside so I turned around and sprayed him and hit him and they took off running. The whole situation to me was almost surreal."

Davis explained why he was not going to back down against the would-be hijackers.

"If they would’ve taken my keys and my money, they probably would have shot me anyway, plus I had my disabled veteran brother in the car, they could’ve done something to him as well."

The encounter, which would be terrifying for most people, was over in a matter of seconds.

"I wish it was a fun little acting video or skit or something like that but our lives were really in jeopardy, that's why we called police as soon as we could and got them to come out here and we made a report," Davis said.

"I wasn't going to give up my car or money to some little thug like that there's just no way."

Sources: KSLA via KMOV, Media24/YouTube / Photo credit: Michael Davis via KMOV

Did this pair of would-be hijackers get what they deserved?
Yes - 0%
Yes - 0%