Good Samaritans jump into action during broad daylight attempted carjacking

Two Good Samaritans in Oregon intervened in order to stop a suspect from attacking a woman during an attempted carjacking in broad daylight on Monday, authorities said.

The incident happened around 11:30 a.m. near Udders Ice Cream and Gelato in Grants Pass, the Grants Pass Police Department said.

The suspect, described as an adult White male, grabbed the arm of the 66-year-old victim and tried to pull her out of the driver’s seat of her vehicle, according to authorities.

He also tried to grab the keys to the vehicle but fled when two male bystanders intervened, police said.


The victim suffered minor injuries from the attack. 

While police could not locate the suspect at the scene, investigators found evidence nearby. The department did not immediately specify what the evidence was or where it was found.

Investigators believe the suspect is in his 20s and has short brown hair, a slender build, and was wearing blue jeans, boots, and a dark hooded sweatshirt from Diamond Lake. The back of the sweatshirt read, “To Fish or Not to Fish.”

Authorities thanked the Good Samaritans for helping the victim and asked the public to contact the Grants Pass Police Department with any information regarding the case.

A suspect in his 20s is wanted in Grants Pass, Oregon, in connection with an attempted carjacking that was thwarted when two Good Samaritans jumped into action on Monday.

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