DeKalb workers help track carjacking suspect

by: Dave Huddleston Updated:


DECATUR, Ga. - Only Channel 2 Action News talked to two DeKalb County workers who helped police track down a carjacker Wednesday morning.

"We were right up on his tail," Harvey Carter said about how they followed the 15-year-old.

Carter and Sean Brown from the DeKalb County Roads and Drains Department happened to be across from the street on Swanton Way when the victim was carjacked.

They tried to block the carjacker in, but he went around them and that's when the chase started.

"We were on him the whole time, actually got a chance to feel how the police feel when they are after the person they are trying to catch," Carter said.

While Carter drove, Brown called 911. They pulled up next to the carjacker.

"He reached down like he was going to get a gun, and I ducked," Brown said.

Carter said as they drove through the streets of Decatur, officers joined the pursuit.

"Police were everywhere," Carter said.

The chase ended less than a mile away at the intersection of Candler Street and Kirk Road.

Brown said the teenager "hit an oak tree and flipped the car, and that's when they got him. Police brought the victim to the scene, she hugged me and she was crying and said thanks."

On Tuesday, the county will say thanks by giving the men a commendation for their bravery.

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