It’s pretty easy to get away with carjacking in Chicago. But your odds of escape are slightly reduced if you drive the hijacked car around the block and pass by the victim while he’s talking to cops about what you did.
Such is the story of Terry Davis, according to prosecutors, who said the 22-year-old was one of four men who all displayed handguns to rob and hijack a man on the West Side.
The armed crew confronted the victim on the sidewalk. One of them took the man’s watch. Davis allegedly went into the man’s pocket and took his wallet and car keys. He then asked which car the keys were for, prosecutors said.
The victim, noting a big tattoo on the hijacker’s face, pointed to a nearby blue BMW. The tattooed carjacker drove away with it.
A few minutes later, while the victim talked with police, his blue BMW rolled down the street. The cops followed it and then chased after Davis when he bailed out of the driver’s seat, prosecutors said. They allegedly found him hiding in some bushes.
Police said he “made admissions.”
His public defender, Courtney Smallwood, noted that police did not find a gun or any other robbery proceeds in the car or in Davis’ possession. She said Davis has a 9-month-old child with another on the way.
Davis is on parole for unlawful use of a weapon. According to state records, he received a one-year sentence for the gun charge and was released from prison on July 15 — the same day he arrived.
Prosecutors charged him with aggravated vehicular hijacking, armed robbery, and fleeing and eluding. Judge David Navarro ordered him held without bail.