Police: Man mistakes robber for acquaintance, gets carjacked
SEATTLE -- A 17-year-old man driving in Capitol Hill Saturday morning stopped his car when he saw a man he thought he knew only to get himself carjacked and pistol-whipped, according to the Seattle Police Department.
According to police, the victim was driving in the 1400 block of 15th Avenue around 6:20 a.m. when he slowed down because he thought he saw an acquaintance.
The man -- who it turns out the victim apparently didn't know -- opened the victim's door, pointed a gun at him and demanded his wallet and the car, according to police. When the victim refused to give the man the PIN number to his debit card, the man reportedly pistol-whipped him and pulled him out of the car.
According to police, the man drove off in the victim's white 2000 Ford Contour, and an officer on patrol came across the bloody victim at a nearby 7-Eleven.
The victim initially told the officer he didn't need any help. But after the officer hung around for approximately 15 minutes, the victim filled him in on what happened.
Officers were unable to find the suspected carjacker, and the victim's mother picked him up from the East Precinct.