CHICAGO, Illinois —
An Uber driver fought off two men attempting to carjack him early Wednesday in Chicago’s South Loop.
The tried carjacking occurred close to 820 South Michigan Avenue at about three a.m. Haider Abbas was parked in entrance of a Columbia College constructing taking a cigarette break and ready for his subsequent passenger when he observed a automotive pull up behind him and park.
One man caught a gun inside his open window and pointed it at Abbas’ head, Abbas stated.
“I see the guy coming at me…put the gun right in my face and said get out of the car right now,” he stated.
That’s when Abbas determined to struggle again.
“I looked at him, hit him, tried to snatch his gun out of his hand,” stated Abbas.
With his different hand, Abbas stated he managed to begin his automotive. Once he acquired the gun out of his face, he was in a position to hit the fuel and take off in his automotive, however the driver within the suspect’s automotive shortly blocked his escape, denting the entrance of Abbas’ automotive.
After that, Abbas backed up and received away. He began following the suspect’s automotive whereas he dialed 911, decided not to again down, he stated.
“I was terrified, gun in my face,” stated Abbas. “This is my car, I wasn’t going to let him take it.”
Multiple safety cameras line that a part of Michigan Avenue, however none of them have captured the incident. Police have been nonetheless in search of the suspects Wednesday afternoon.
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