“On Monday morning, authorities say [Brian Thomas] Cruz first went into a woman’s home and forced her at knifepoint to drive him in her car, which she intentionally crashed to get away,” latimes.com reports. “He then allegedly carjacked a teacher’s vehicle near Palisades High School, after which he struck several other vehicles, authorities said. After leaving the second car, Cruz entered another residence and allegedly forced a woman inside to give him her car keys. He took that car and crashed it against several other vehicles before running a red light and colliding with yet another car near Webb Way in Malibu, according to the district attorney’s office. After that crash, [armed] officers caught up with and arrested Cruz.” TTAG reader JY draws the obvious (to us) lesson . . .
A homeless man in California went on a Grand Theft Auto-style crime spree, carjacking multiple people at knife point and then crashing their cars. He did this repeatedly, unabated until police finally caught him. Just think if one of the half dozen people he encountered had access to a gun. But of course…California.