Snow Day Carjacking with Arrest
Around 1PM Wednesday, Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Medic 726 was leaving Shady Grove Hospital when they were flagged down by a pedestrian with a minor head injury who had just been carjacked in front of the Hospital on Medical Center Drive.
They had been driving a rented black Toyota Corolla with Rhode Island tags. As the victim remembered the exact license plate of their rental car, dispatchers were able to immediately broadcast a detailed description to Officers already in the area.
An alert Montgomery County Police 6th District Patrol Officer quickly spotted the carjacked Corolla driving about 10MPH on snowy roads and arrested the suspect without further incident. Bethesda—Chevy Chase Rescue Squad Paramedics evaluated and treated the victim’s head injury and the victim then went into the Shady Grove ER for further evaluation.
By Cordell Pugh