Armed girl thwarts tried carjacking in Missouri

A girl in Missouri fended off 4 younger carjacking suspects — together with an 11-year-old boy — by pulling out a gun of her personal, police mentioned.

The would-be sufferer informed cops in Wentzville she noticed a gaggle of 4 children whereas sitting in her automobile in a parking zone alongside the Wentzville Parkway early Saturday when considered one of them approached her and requested for instructions, police mentioned.

“That male topic then produced a firearm and demanded her car,” police said Saturday in a statement. “The feminine sufferer produced her personal firearm and refused to exit her car, defending herself and her property.”

The lady’s courageous response prompted the armed suspect and three others with him to run away, however she known as cops to “calmly” present particulars of the foiled carjacking try to a dispatcher, police mentioned.

Officers apprehended 4 suspects — a 17-year-old, two 15-year-olds and an 11-year-old — with out incident minutes later.

One of many 15-year-old suspects had a firearm on the time and was charged with first-degree tried theft and armed prison motion, police mentioned.

The three different suspects are dealing with fees of conspiracy to commit theft, whereas the 17-year-old — who was charged as an grownup — can be accused of being a minor in possession of alcohol, police mentioned.