The driver of a tow-truck was punched in the face by a carjacker attempting to steal his tow-truck near Oak Park in San Diego, CA.
Punch To The Face
The carjacker started a conversation with the tow-truck driver while he was sitting in his truck parked in a parking lot at 1500 Euclid Ave. just north of Route 94.
From the street view of the area, it looks like a well-populated area.
During the conversation with the carjacker, the driver exited his vehicle; however, he left the keys inside.
The carjacker punched the driver in the face, jumped in the truck, and began speeding away.
Tony Martinez, San Diego Police Officer on the scene, said, “The suspect suddenly punched the victim in the face and got into the victim’s vehicle,” Martinez said. “The suspect drove the vehicle about 45 yards and lost control.”
Fox 5 San Diego reported that the driver only got only about 45 yards away and lost control of the vehicle.
Driver With A Vengence
The tow-truck driver pursued the stolen vehicle. Once he reached the carjacker, the two men began fist fighting.
The carjacker soon realized this was not a fight he would win. He ran to a vehicle parked nearby with a second man waiting. The vehicle carrying the carjacker quickly left the scene.
The suspected carjacker was described to police as a Hispanic man in his 30s, approximately 5 feet 9 inches, with a medium build. The driver of the getaway vehicle was briefly described as an African American male.
Currently, the police have not apprehended any suspects. Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to call San Diego Police 888-580-8477.