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Authorities: Suspect uses bow and arrow in College Area carjacking

Posted at 9:40 PM, Mar 02, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-04 09:55:55-05

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A man who reportedly used a bow and arrow during a carjacking in the College Area Wednesday night was arrested.

The California Highway Patrol received a call at around 8:07 p.m., on March 2, regarding a male pedestrian walking along eastbound Interstate 8, near Waring Road. A short time later, it was reported a pedestrian was “pointing a bow and arrow at a vehicle parked on the right shoulder at the same location.”

According to CHP officials, responding officers learned the male driver of a Toyota Highlander “was attacked and carjacked by the pedestrian.”

San Diego Police said a man reportedly pointed a bow and arrow at the victim’s face before taking off in their car.

The driver suffered non-life threatening injuries and was evaluated at Scripps Mercy Hospital.

The suspected carjacker was spotted by Border Patrol agents at the Campo checkpoint and was arrested by CHP officers, CHP officials said.

The arrestee, who was not identified, was booked into San Diego Central Jail “on numerous felony charges,” according to officials.

Anyone who may have witnessed the incident on I-8 is urged to call the CHP’s San Diego office at 858-293-6000.