Man Attempts to Carjack TV News Crew, Steals Police Cruiser Instead: Police

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Police in Houston are searching for a man who crashed a car into a television news van then tried to carjack the crew before stealing a police car instead, officers say.

Houston NBC affiliate KPRC reported on the incident involving two of their journalists early Monday in the city’s central business district.

According to the report, a reporter and her photographer were on their way to cover a story about the Houston Astros and were stopped at a red light when a car sideswiped the van.

“He tried to take our live truck. He tried to carjack us,” reporter Sofia Ojeda said in a Facebook Live video, visibly shaken by what had happened moments before. “Two Houston police officers were nearby and they tried to help us, but he then attacked them and jumped in their Houston police vehicle and took off.”

Read more at NBC DFW. 

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