A man was injured this morning when he jumped on the hood of his car in a failed attempt to prevent two men from carjacking the vehicle, Seattle police said.
The victim held onto the hood for a couple of blocks until one carjacker slammed on the brakes, sending the victim flying to the pavement, police said. The victim suffered an injured arm.
The victim, an employee at a Central District nightclub, told police he got off work around 4 a.m. and was walking to his car at 14th Avenue and East Jefferson Street when two men approached him and asked for a cigarette. As the victim was reaching for a cigarette, one of the two men pulled out a handgun, pointed it at his head and demanded his car keys, police said.
Once they obtained the keys, the two men jumped in the victim’s silver Honda Civic and were driving away when the victim jumped on the hood. They were able to force the man off the hood near 12th and East Jefferson and sped off, according to police.
The victim flagged down police, who called for medics to treat the victim’s injured arm.
Police said the victim provided only a vague description of the carjackers.