Man survives carjacking, stripped of cash, jewelry and pants - KMSP-TV

Man survives carjacking, stripped of cash, jewelry and pants

Posted: Updated:
The neighborhood where the victim was able to escape and get help The neighborhood where the victim was able to escape and get help
DETROIT (WJBK) -

Ronda McIntosh was awoken at 2:45 a.m. Tuesday by a man pounding on her front door.

"He was banging so loud - I jumped up. My heart was pounding," she tells Fox 2's Amy Lange. "He was standing there with his hands bound behind his back with a zip tie. He had on boxers and a small t-shirt and that was it. He was just hollering for help."

The 33-year-old man said he needed help because he had just been carjacked. He says he was stopped at a stop sign near Hessel Avenue and Vaughn Street in Detroit, coming home from a friend's house. He was checking his phone when " a guy stuck his gun in the window and he told me, 'Don't move! Don't do anything!' Then another guy came from the other side, pulled a gun and he jumped in the passenger's seat, and then told me to jump in the back. They stripped my pants down; stripped all my clothes down."

The victim also says the suspects took $2,500 cash, his gold bracelet and watch. They then covered him with laundry he had in the back of his vehicle and, he says, he could barely breathe.

"I started to suffocate almost and I kept telling them to take the sheets, or whatever, off my head because I can't breathe."

The men then drove the victim's vehicle and stopped at Norfolk and Hubbell streets. The victim says he heard the guys get out of the van and leave. He then managed to open the door - hands still tied behind his back - and exited the vehicle, going straight to McIntosh's home where he got help.

"Yelling - 'Help! Help!' - just in a panic. He was kicking the door because it sounded so loud, and his hands were bound so that's probably the only way he could knock," McIntosh explains.

McIntosh called police and officers arrived right away. If anyone has any information contact the Detroit Police Departments

  • Amy LangeMore from Amy LangeMore>>

  • New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    New lawyer comes aboard in Bashara case

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:33:50 GMT
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
    A man charged with arranging the murder of his wife at their suburban Detroit home has a new lawyer.
  • Mary Barra speaks with industry insiders ahead of NY auto show

    Mary Barra speaks with industry insiders ahead of NY auto show

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-04-15 21:39:46 GMT
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with industry insiders this week ahead of the auto show in New York.
    General Motors CEO Mary Barra spoke with industry insiders this week ahead of the auto show in New York.
  • Utash talking more, confused after awaking from coma

    Utash talking more, confused after awaking from coma

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:17 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:17:50 GMT
    Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, continues his lengthy recovery after waking from a coma on Friday. Utash had been in a medically induced coma for days following the April 2 incident on Detroit's east side.His son, Joseph Utash, tells FOX 2's Amy Lange his father has moments of clarity, along with moments of confusion. Joseph says his father is confused about where he works, among other things...
    Steven Utash, the suburban Detroit motorist brutally beaten after he stopped to help a boy he accidentally hit with his pickup truck, continues his lengthy recovery after waking from a coma on Friday. Utash had been in a medically induced coma for days following the April 2 incident on Detroit's east side.His son, Joseph Utash, tells FOX 2's Amy Lange his father has moments of clarity, along with moments of confusion. Joseph says his father is confused about where he works, among other things...
  • Download the FOX 2 Apps


  • FOX 2 News Five-Day Forecast
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices