Apr 26, 2010

John Spink, jspink@ajc.com
Four students who were kidnapped in a Sunday night carjacking in Atlanta used a cell phone to call 911 from the trunk of the car where they were being held, only to be put on hold by the 911 operator. The captives eventually called the Morehouse College police department, where a dispatcher alerted Atlanta police to their whereabouts, the students said at a news conference at Morehouse on Monday morning.

Two suspects, a 17-year-old and a juvenile, were arrested when police arrived at a West End bank where the suspects were attempting to use the victims' ATM cards.

Two of the students were in the trunk and two others were in the back seat of the carjacked Buick Lacrosse. The victims in the trunk were able to use an emergency latch to open the trunk enough to see where they were. Police responded to a Wachovia branch on Lee Street, where they arrested the two suspects. A third suspect was able to escape.

The four students were approached by gunmen around 6 p.m. on Peeples Street in southwest Atlanta, according to Atlanta police spokesman Otis Redmond.

The suspects demanded money and other belongings from the victims before forcing two of them into the trunk of the car. source

Am I the only person who hears Flavor Flav in his/her head saying, "...911 is a joke in your town..."


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