A man in Utah allegedly went on a multi-carjacking, accident-causing spree after being told he would not be able to buy a plane ticket for a same-day flight to Denver.
Early in the morning on October 4, a 20-year-old man from Colorado went to the Salt Lake City International Airport to take a flight to Denver.
The agent at the counter informed him that he would be unable to buy a same-day ticket, and he allegedly became enraged.
Around 5:00 AM, the authorities were alerted that someone at the airport allegedly physically removed a driver from their vehicle and hijacked it.
When the suspected car thief sped away, they slammed into a silver vehicle, made a U-turn, and crashed into a BMW SUV.
According to reports, the man got out of the vehicle he was driving and tried to take the BMW driver’s vehicle, but the woman was able to fight him off.
The man reportedly got back into the car he was driving prior to the accident with the SUV and drove away. Amidst his alleged attempted getaway, he struck a third vehicle before crashing into a building.
Officers arrived, and they reported that they found the suspect trying to hijack a third vehicle and throwing rocks at other cars on the road.
When he was detained, the man reportedly told the deputies he was using PCP, cocaine, and methamphetamine. He was taken to the hospital to see if he needed medical treatment.
After he was released, the suspect was booked into the Summit County Jail. He is facing preliminary charges of first-degree felony aggravated robbery, second-degree felony receive or transfer of a stolen vehicle, third-degree felony aggravated assault, misdemeanor DUI, three counts of failure to remain at the scene of an accident involving injury, two counts of failure to remain at the scene of an accident, one count of reckless driving, one count of assault and threat of violence, and assorted traffic violations.
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