Three juveniles have been charged after an attempted carjacking of a Fort Mill woman on Sunday evening in the Waterstone subdivision.
The teens, ages 14, 15 and 16, were arrested and taken into the custody of juvenile justice officials.
The 40-year-old victim was not injured, but she was shaken up after the encounter along Coralstone Drive around 8:12 p.m. Sunday. A sheriff’s report spells out what happened:
The woman was inside her car when a young black male wearing a tie-dye hoodie ran up to her. He told her to get out of her car and he wouldn’t hurt her. The youth didn’t show a gun but had his hands in his pocket like he had a weapon.
When the teen tried to open the woman’s door, she drove off and was unharmed. The teen ran toward Sunset Rose Drive along with two other teens.
A responding deputy found the teen nearby and detained him in handcuffs. The deputy found him with a stolen gun from Charlotte, described as a Ruger 9mm black and silver handgun. It was in the teen’s front pouch pocket of his hoodie, fully loaded with one round in the chamber.
The deputy then located the other two teens and detained them. The armed teen confessed to trying to take the woman’s vehicle.
Local residents were reacting in shock to the crime. “I’m glad he got arrested but that’s scary!” one woman said on Facebook. “And ballsy in this neighborhood too. People/neighbors are always outside around that time of night!”
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