NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) – A carjacking victim jumped on the hood of her auto as a gunman drove away.
It transpired at the intersection of Carondelet and Gravier in the center of the working day.
Law enforcement quickly arrested 28-yr-outdated Austin Levalley when they say received caught in website traffic.
A witness explained the chaotic armed robbery that unfolded in the heart of downtown when the target jumped on the hood of her motor vehicle to attempt and stop the robber. It happened Sunday afternoon when the victim, an Uber eats driver, was seeking to provide food items.
Court docket documents expose the lady got out of her motor vehicle with the engine working and the doors unlocked although she tried using to make the shipping and delivery at Carondelet and Gravier Street.
Law enforcement say that is when Austin Lavalley pushed earlier the target and jumped in the driver’s seat.
Courtroom files exposed the victim tried to pull the man out of the seat when he pointed a gun at her. The lady then jumped on the hood of her motor vehicle and police say Lavalley pointed the gun at her all over again and yelled ‘get off the motor vehicle or I’m likely to eliminate you.’ The woman did not get off of the hood and police say he took off.
A witness informed Fox 8, that the guy turned down Gravier and was accomplishing all the things he could to shake the sufferer from the hood.
“He was driving back and forth actual speedy at the very least 60 mph up and down Gravier hoping to shake her off the hood. She was screaming, ‘somebody help me.’ I could not precisely hear what she was saying although he was driving back again and forth. As he was likely down Gravier, when the light-weight turned green, he was still heading speedy. The other cars turned off and he just jetted out,” a witness reported.
Law enforcement officers were being in the region patrolling when they witnessed the sufferer on the hood of the motor vehicle screaming for enable and yelling he robbed me. They say Lavalley became trapped in website traffic at Carondelet and Poydras. Which is when they say he got out of the car or truck and ran on foot. The officers were capable to apprehend him.
Lavalley is booked with armed theft, illegally carrying a weapon, and resisting an officer. Law enforcement say Lavalley was also wanted for an auto theft final month.
Lavalley’s general public defender instructed a justice of the peace judge this afternoon that he is homeless. He remains locked up on a $105,000 bond as of Monday night time.
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