A South Side man who allegedly made a carjacking victim undress at gunpoint and then stole the naked man’s clothing — and his car — was ordered held without bail Friday. Prosecutors said Kenyotta Jones, 26, was wearing the victim’s stolen clothes when police arrested him about eight minutes after the hijacking.
Jones approached a man who was driving out of a Chatham parking lot around 8 p.m. Wednesday to ask for money, prosecutors said. Jones allegedly pulled out a revolver during the conversation and ordered the 30-year-old driver to get out of his black Lexus sedan. The victim complied.
Then it got weird. Prosecutors said Jones ordered the victim to take off all of his clothing while threatening to kill him. He then ordered the naked man to lie on the ground and drove away with his car and clothes, according to the allegations.
Once he was gone, the victim ran to a nearby laundromat to get some clothes and call the police.
Cops found the car a short time later and pulled it over. Jones allegedly got out of the driver’s seat and ran. Police caught him and found a revolver on the car’s floorboard, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Jones was wearing the victim’s stolen clothing when he was arrested. A surveillance video recorded the carjacking.
Judge David Navarro ordered Jones held without bail on charges of aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
Jones’ public defender gave him a lengthy warning not to speak in court because prosecutors would use anything he said against him. He ignored her advice.
“Please give me house arrest,” Jones begged Navarro. He then admitted that “I was in possession of a stolen car,” but he denied taking it.
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