A suspected would-be carjacker who couldn’t get the car into gear, and then couldn’t run away, was arrested Wednesday after a failed attempt to take a white Mercedes with a child inside at La Jolla Country Day School.
A nanny had just dropped off an 8-year-old around 8:36 a.m. Wednesday, and still had a 4-year-old inside the car in the parking lot, when the suspect pulled her out of the car, San Diego police Lt. Kevin Mayer said.
San Diego police Officer Frank Cali said the suspect, 20-year-old Jennifer Gomez, grabbed the driver’s arm and tried to take the car but was detained by a school security guard until police arrived. The 66-year-old nanny had put the car into park, and put on the emergency brake, but the vehicle’s door was unlocked, Mayer said.
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