A Ring video surveillance system captured the amazing moment that a Connecticut homeowner successfully fought off four would-be carjackers on April 10th.
The video begins with one of the four approaching the homeowner’s parked vehicle, opening the unlocked door, jumping inside, and then presumably trying to start it.
After a few seconds, the homeowner is suddenly seen running outside and trying to tackle the carjacker, starting a confrontation that would last over a minute.
A scuffle then ensues, during which the carjacker shouts for help. The other three carjackers quickly make their way over to the two from a black Mercedes Sedan parked nearby and try to help.
Yet despite all four now working together, they ultimately lose against the homeowner.
“Eventually, the group of young men run back into the black sedan and get away, with all of them wearing masks to conceal their identities,” local station WVIT reported.
Local police aren’t exactly thrilled about what happened. They’re worried about what could have happened had the carjackers been armed.
“Thank God that he wasn’t seriously hurt. We’re seeing a lot of these incidents throughout the state and the country that people are intervening, and the suspect may have a weapon,” Rocky Hill Police Sgt. Jeffrey Foss-Rugan told WVIT.
He added that he’d prefer it if homeowners did not approach burglars/carjackers and instead called 911 immediately, particularly if they have home surveillance.
“We have a lot of tools at our disposal that we could try to follow up to try to locate these suspects and I know it’s very difficult when you see people break into your cars,” Foss-Rugan said.
The problem is these thefts have been happening more and more frequently, and neighborhood residents like Lisa are tired of it.
“In the past, we’ve had our car broken into in our driveway several times. That is just such a violation,” she said at the station.
The good news is that extra patrols are being deployed. Plus, the police are encouraging all local homeowners to keep things locked.
“We’ve got to keep our garages locked. We have to keep the doors locked. We have to keep the valuables out of the car,” Foss-Rugan said.
As for the homeowner, he didn’t want to talk to the media, but according to reports, he’s OK, though he did need to travel to the hospital for minor injuries.
The homeowner is not alone in fighting back. In fact, three kinds of similar incidents happened just last month.
“Houston-area residents fought back against robbers and burglars this week, with three suspects either fatally shot or wounded within a 24-hour span,” Fox News reported in late March.
The first shooting reportedly occurred outside a Metro station after an 18-year-old allegedly tried to steal a backpack from a wheelchair-bound veteran, prompting the veteran to open fire, non-fatally injuring the suspect.
“The victim in the wheelchair was able to produce a firearm to defend himself and fired multiple shots striking the suspect,” Houston police Lt. J.P. Horelica said.
The next shooting occurred when a burglar tried to break into a home but made a run for it the moment the security alarm started ringing. Amazingly, a retired police officer was nearby, and he evidently followed the suspect and confronted him. The result was a shoot-out. Both are reportedly expected to survive.
“It’s a pretty scary day. Frightening. I see him [on surveillance video] kick in the door and the wood falls to the floor. Then, he walks in with the gun pointed down. It seems like he was looking around. I think the alarm scared him,” a witness told local media.
“I think it was God’s intention for him to get caught today because at some point you need to stop. I’m glad the officer is going to be okay. I can’t wait to see him and tell him thank you for what he did for us,” the witness added.
Hours later that same day, a suspect tried to rob two food truck workers with a gun but it thankfully jammed. In response, a grandmother who reportedly owns the food truck shot the suspect.
“Keshondra Howard Turner, 53, who is licensed to carry, fired several shots at the robber, who collapsed 50 feet away and was pronounced dead at the scene,” according to Fox News.
Dovetailing back to the present, something similar happened just last week when “Love & Hip Hop” star Leon “Roccstar” Youngblood Jr. spotted a burglar on his roof.
Producer Leon “Roccstar” Youngblood Jr. of “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” fame recently stopped a man creeping on his roof, and made HIM freeze until the cops came … this according to law enforcement. https://t.co/viJ2cDIRzm
— TMZ (@TMZ) April 11, 2023
“Cops say the platinum-selling Chris Brown producer told officers he was awakened a little past 5:00 AM Monday by an alarm alerting him someone was on the garage roof at his Chatsworth, CA home,” TMZ reported.
He responded by reportedly going outside and ordering the guy off his roof at gunpoint. But when the burglar got back on the ground, an altercation then broke out.
“We’re told Roccstar overpowered the guy, and then security for his gated community arrived to help detain the man until cops arrived. The suspect was evaluated at the hospital for injuries before he was arrested for attempted burglary, vandalism, and possession of burglary tools,” TMZ reported.
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