Megan Fayard and Jessica Knox
3 hours ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A 15-year-old girl and a 14-year-old girl face charges for allegedly carjacking a 63-year-old man’s car, police said.
Officers responded to the carjacking at Ethlyn Avenue and Silver Street just after 5 p.m. Friday. The victim told police that two young women approached him at the stop sign and told him they needed his car.
When he refused, the girls made him get out of the vehicle. Police said the girls drove away but returned to the neighborhood demanding the car key.
The victim was able to escape and contact 911.
According to reports, approximately 30 minutes later, a police officer observed the vehicle in the area of Barron Avenue and Lamar Avenue. Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop, but the vehicle refused, resulting in a pursuit.
The pursuit ended when the suspect vehicle crashed at Barron Avenue and Prescott Road near Sherwood Middle School.
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The two girls were reportedly taken into custody and a man fled on foot. It was previously reported that police were searching for two men after the crash, but reports now show only one man fled the scene.
Police searched the area, but the man was not found.
The two teenagers were charged with carjacking and attempted theft.
If you have any information about this incident, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.