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October 23, 2013
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Detroit police chief escapes carjacking

Chief James Craig told community members that carjacking is a way of life in Detroit

By Tony Briscoe
Detroit News

DETROIT — Detroit Police Chief James Craig told a crowd gathered Monday evening for an anti-carjacking program that he narrowly avoided a carjacking himself on a recent Friday night while driving an unmarked police car.

“There are certain cars each suspect tends to (be attracted) to, and I guess they liked my police car — a police car with lights,” Craig said. “And one suspect jumped out and began running toward the passenger side of my vehicle ... As soon as I saw the suspect running to my car, I accelerated out of harm’s way.”

Craig told more than 50 people gathered for the anti-carjacking program that thugs are doing more than scaring them. They are sizing them up, seeking out who’s vulnerable and aware of the best spots to pounce.

Full Story: Detroit police chief almost a carjacking victim

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