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

By AWR Hawkins

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Bystanders Pull Carjacker From Vehicle, Beat Him, Hold Him Till Police Arrive ~ Video
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Washington DC – -( On July 13 2014 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.”

Carjacker Attacked By Group Of Bystanders

Community members stepped in to put a stop to the carjacking. The man tried to steal the car while a woman and her children were inside.

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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  • 6 thoughts on “Bystanders Pull Carjacker From Vehicle, Beat Him, Hold Him Till Police Arrive ~ Video

    1. Oh come on now people! You know the drill. The citizens will eventually be formally charged for at least assult and battery with intent to do grave bodily harm, and Hernandez will plea down the charges against him to something far less that what they have charged him for! (i.e. the citizens took the law into their own hands.) Anybody want to guess what was the biggest mistake the citizens did in this incidence?

    2. Well all I can say is that he got the beat down that he deserved, its just to bad that they did not do more damage than they did. He should have been hauled off in the meat wagon.

    3. That dumb ass pro gun control Sheriff of San Diego County will probably attempt to prosecute those men who saved the woman, her daughter and her vehicle.

      Good job guys but next time be sure he is hauled away in the coroners van.

    4. I thought they were gonna whip this stinking wetback ! They should had taken the wetback away in a ambulance not a police car ! The citizens done really good and showed a lot of restraint on the wetback !

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