In the lower Garden District of New Orleans a carjacker was stopped an an armed civilian, best part? Our hero didn’t even have to fire a shot.
New Orleans, like many major American cities, has become rife with crime and many unarmed Americans are becoming victims. One man decided that he was not going to be a victim when faced with a thief looking to steal his car.
NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say an attempted carjacking was thwarted after a driver armed himself with a gun and reportedly forced the carjacker from his car Sunday evening.
According to the New Orleans Police Department, a driver was driving near the intersection of St. Mary Street and St. Charles Avenue around 5:41 p.m. when 44-year-old Quinn Massey jumped in his passenger seat and implied that he had a weapon.
The police department told the Times-Picayune | New Orleans Advocate that the driver then grabbed his own gun and forced Massey out of the car. Massey was later arrested.
Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said Monday that carjackings are on the rise in New Orleans and across the state. Landry, citing New Orleans’ City Council’s crime dashboard, said that carjackings have increased more than 120 percent compared to last year. For the first five months of the year, 120 carjackings were reported in the city – an increase from the 62 reported during the same time in 2020.
Crime is on the rise in America and only you get to decide if you want to be a victim or not.