A man is under arrest after a carjacking spree that took him on a chaotic jaunt across a Brooklyn neighborhood before he was apprehended while trying to blend into a crowd of onlookers, police said.
The 30-year-old man showed a gun and ordered a man and woman out of their 2010 Toyota Corolla in Crown Heights on Saturday afternoon, according to the NYPD. The man took off in the stolen car before crashing into a 75-year-old man and a parked 2014 Mercedes-Benz a few blocks away, police said.
The 22-year-old owner of that car confronted the driver, who took out his gun and fired at the man, missing him, police said.
He then ordered two people out of their SUV and fled in that vehicle, before crashing again, running into a nearby house and then attempting to slip into the crowd of people who had gathered near the commotion, according to police.
Witnesses pointed the man out to officers, and he was arrested; officers found a gun nearby, police said. The 75-year-old man was taken to the hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening.