carjacking carjacking  /ˈkɑr ˌdʒæ kɪŋ/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the violent theft of an occupied car

Usage(s):

  1. A South Carolina woman -- who begged for help on TV in finding her two sons she claimed had been kidnapped in a carjacking -- will be charged with their murder.
  2. Many have become virtual prisoners inside their houses, seeking a safe haven amid rising rates of rape, kidnapping and carjacking.
  3. At his bail hearing, carjacking suspect John Powell, 30, hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head, lies on his bed at Boston Medical Center after his arraignment.

News

  1. UPDATED: Carjacking suspected identified

    A man suspected of a shooting and carjacking in Dallas is in custody after a chase and search that ended in Corsicana early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Richard Foy of the Dallas Police Department said the carjacking occurred in Dallas about 4 p.m. Tuesday, with the suspect, identified as Christopher Darnell Shields, 27, escaping with a Mercedes sedan after shooting the car’s owner in the leg.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Corsicana Daily Sun

  2. Carjacking suspect apprehended following chase

    A man suspected of a shooting and carjacking in Dallas is in custody after a chase and search that ended in Corsicana early Wednesday morning.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Corsicana Daily Sun

  3. Carjacking suspect shot by Clayton County officer

    A carjacking suspect was shot and wounded by a Clayton County police officer late Sunday night.Channel 2 Action News reported that the shooting happened about 11 p.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Quotes

  1. "First and foremost, our primary concern is with Andray's well-being," Wizards President of Basketball Operations Ernie Grunfeld said in a statement. "The information that we have received is that Andray was a victim of a carjacking. We have...
    on Sep 26, 2005 By: Ernie Grunfeld Source: KIROtv.com

  2. (This is awesome.) Here's Cam, quoted on Allhiphop.com: "People are foolish if they think I'm going to lose my head and give up anything to anyone just because someone threatens me ...... I'm doing OK. It takes more than a botched carjacking to keep...
    on Oct 25, 2005 By: Cameron Giles Source: Village Voice

  3. "It's a little bit like the issue of carjacking," Bronson said. "Carjacking can be someone jumping into a running vehicle and taking off because it was an opportunistic crime, or somebody could jerk somebody out of a car and beat them half to...
    on Apr 3, 2007 By: Charles Bronson Source: Bradenton Herald

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