Whoopsie! Old Town hijacking fails when carjacker is hit by their tail car

Here’s a story that will warm the coldest corners of your heart on this 15-degree day.

An attempted carjacking in the Old Town neighborhood failed early Wednesday when the hijacker fell during the crime and was then struck by their tail car.

CPD spokesperson Kellie Bartoli said a 26-year-old man was trying to park on the 1300 block of North LaSalle around 4:15 a.m. when a black Chrysler 300 with tinted windows pulled to a stop nearby.

A man stepped out of Chrysler’s back seat, opened the victim’s door, and ordered him to get out.

That’s when the would-be carjacker lost his footing and fell to the pavement, Bartoli said.

Then, whoever was driving the Chrysler hit him with their car.

According to Bartoli, the hapless hijacker gave up on the whole carjacking idea and climbed back into the Chrysler, which fled north on LaSalle and east on Schiller.

No arrests have been made. The victim was not injured. We’re not so sure about the failed carjacker.

Police did not release descriptions of the suspects.

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