Carjacking Victim Tracks Suspect to State Fair

Seems like a reasonable place to spend the day after stealing a car
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2016 1:23 PM CDT
Guy Steals Car, Goes to State Fair: Cops
File photo of a Texas state fair.   (AP Photo/Dr. Scott M. Lieberman)

A woman left her car idling while she ran inside a Texas burger joint last week, and when she got back in, a man pulled her out and drove off with her car ... to, possibly, the place you'd least expect. The car has a LoJack, and the woman and her sister used the tracking service to find the car parked at the State Fair, the Dallas Morning News reports. The suspect, 39-year-old Jerome Dewayne Smallwood, was inside the car, but he claimed the car belonged to him and started to reverse. The carjacking victim's arm was caught as the door closed, and a fair employee alerted police as the suspect drove off. They eventually stopped him and arrested him on a charge of aggravated robbery. (More weird crimes stories.)

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