Carjackers Tried Going After A 60yr Old Man, But They Missed One Small Detail About Him…

An armed carjacker learns the hard way that not every target is an easy victim, especially when they’ve been trained to fight back.

A carjacker in Philadelphia made a grave mistake when he chose to target an off-duty corrections officer. The officer, trained for situations like this, fought back fiercely, sending the criminal running for his life. Criminals seem to believe they can easily intimidate law-abiding citizens, but this incident is a powerful reminder that they’re not always right.

The 59-year-old corrections officer had just left a friend’s house and entered his white Toyota Avalon when the armed carjacker pulled him out of the vehicle. Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small described the situation as a carjacking. Wearing a surgical mask and hoodie, the suspect likely thought he’d chosen an easy target. But he couldn’t have been more wrong.

Scott Small

The off-duty officer wasted no time in defending himself. As the carjacker climbed into the car, the officer drew his weapon and fired at least five shots at the suspect. Despite being under fire, the carjacker managed to speed away in the stolen vehicle. However, within half an hour, police discovered the car riddled with bullet holes and blood in the driver’s seat. It was clear the corrections officer had struck his mark.

Scott Small

Investigators searched local hospitals, anticipating the carjacker would need medical attention. Their suspicions were confirmed when a 21-year-old man arrived at a hospital with two gunshot wounds to his arms. Police are working to confirm if he is the carjacker, using DNA evidence.

This Philadelphia incident is reminiscent of another failed crime attempt, where two robbers targeted a Maryland bar filled with off-duty police officers attending a retirement party. The would-be robbers quickly found themselves arrested by the very officers they sought to victimize. Such incidents prove that criminals may not be as clever as they believe themselves to be.

In both cases, these criminals underestimated their targets, leading to their own downfall. The Philadelphia officer’s quick thinking and training prevented him from becoming a victim, and the robbers in Maryland were captured by the very people they sought to exploit. These stories serve as a reminder that crime doesn’t pay, and sometimes those who choose to engage in criminal activities end up paying the price themselves.