Man carjacked at gunpoint in Lancaster

LANCASTER – A 23-year-old man was carjacked at gunpoint early Sunday morning, authorities said.

The incident happened around 3 a.m. in front of the man’s home in the 43600 Block of 22nd Street East in Lancaster, according to Lancaster Station Community Relations deputy Michael Rust.

“Two male Hispanics in their 20s wearing dark clothing forced him into his own car,” Rust said. “The victim said one of them had an AK-47 [assault rifle].”

Rust said the men drove the victim to the area of 25th Street East and Avenue K, before the victim was able to escape.

“He opened the door and jumped out the vehicle,” Rust said.

Rust said the incident is still under investigation, but there is probably more to the story.

“There could have been something else going on, but we did take a kidnapping and carjacking report because they forced him into his own car and made him ride away,” Rust said.

It was unclear whether the victim’s white 2000 Chevy Impala had been recovered as of Monday afternoon, Rust said.

Anyone with information on this incident is asked to contact Lancaster Station detectives at 661-948-8466. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

  9 comments for “Man carjacked at gunpoint in Lancaster

  1. Sherry
    December 13, 2012 at 9:32 am

    This valley disgusts me.

    • Rosie
      December 17, 2012 at 12:02 pm

      being a family friend for more than 10 years of the victim involved in this situation I can say it was far from a drug deal gone bad. given the amount of crime and danger that we face here daily and seems to double in size every day, I could understand the automatic assumption of such accusations. but in reality it truly was a man who was car jacked by gunpoint after being followed home. I thank the lord he was able to escape and is still here with us, seeing as though just a few months ago a man had a similar situation happen to him and unfortunately he was shot and left for dead in lake L.A. and lost his life 9 days later… The sad reality is… Its really as bad out here as we think and only getting worse.

  2. jenell lee
    December 13, 2012 at 6:42 am

    Drug deal gone bad come on now look at what it says . Who’s up an in front of there house just chilling in a car at 3am someone making a drug deal or someone getting drugs man those cops now of days need to get it together for real there getting lazyer n lazyer each day its . Like one time a few years ago.over a 100 bloods n gripe going at it on my street cops were called n guess what the send one cop out lmao i was like really okg what is this world coming to

  3. Notagain!!!!
    December 12, 2012 at 5:50 am


  4. dumbandblind
    December 11, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    Carjacking at 3 a.m. with an Ak-47? Whew, what’s next?

  5. New2AV
    December 11, 2012 at 7:19 am

    This sounds a bit sketchy.

  6. Andrew
    December 10, 2012 at 10:41 pm

    Probably drug deal gone wrong and/or owed a drug dealer money. Smh

  7. Grannie Smith
    December 10, 2012 at 10:13 pm

    Sounds to me like a “booty call” gone bad! Back in my day we didn’t troll for anonymous sex on Craigslist like the young’ns do nowadays.

    • J. Ripper
      December 11, 2012 at 5:13 am

      No, we had to go to the park to find it!

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