SAN JOSE (April 5, 2019) – A 14-year-old boy faces several charges after allegedly punching a 72-year-old man at least four times during a carjacking in San Jose, then crashing the vehicle on Wednesday morning, April 3.
The boy’s name wasn’t released because he’s a minor. He was arrested at home Wednesday night and booked into Santa Clara County Juvenile Hall on suspicion of carjacking, robbery, assault with a deadly weapon and elder abuse.
The carjacking, caught on a security camera, began as the victim unloaded groceries from a Nissan Sentra parked in the driveway of his home on the 3200 block of Coldwater Drive. Police say the boy brandished a gun and forcibly took the man’s car keys. A struggle ensued while the boy was inside the car. He then got out of the car and, per camera footage, repeatedly punched the man, who suffered non-life threatening injuries.
Teen Runs Red Light and Causes Car Accident, Injuring 2 Victims
The teen drove off and, 10 minutes later, plowed into a Dodge Challenger after running a red light in the area of Story Road at McGinness Drive. The boy exited the vehicle and ran away. The driver and passenger in the Dodge suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The latest incident involving youths has left San Jose authorities frustrated while focused on stemming the problem. Santa Clara officials say there’s been a spike in juvenile crime in recent years. But a recent San Francisco Chronicle series includes data that juvenile crime has drastically decreased over the past three decades in California.
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In incidences like these involving driver’s misconduct, it is important that the victims of the collision and their families contact a personal injury and wrongful death attorney as soon as possible.
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