Calif. men try to carjack detective, realize mistake and flee

Two suspects attempted to carjack a San Diego gang detective while he was on duty


By PoliceOne Staff

SAN DIEGO — Two men tried to carjack a San Diego gang detective while he was on duty Tuesday night.

Police told 10 News the detective was stopped at a stop sign in Colina Del Sol when a suspect approached and reached for his waistband.

"This is a carjacking," the suspect said.

The detective then identified himself and drew his gun, which caused the men to flee to a neighborhood nearby, Officer Dino Delimitros said.

The detective radioed for help and pursued the men on foot, but they evaded capture. Both are reportedly in their 20s.

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