Carjacking victim thought he pulled over for police
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Daniel Carrillo and his wife were on the way to the doctor when he pulled over for a police cruiser, but it wasn't an officer who ordered him out of the car.
Carrillo's family, gathered at the emergency room, said that the suspect in Thursday's chaotic chase in Tucson pulled the man from his car.
His son, Omar, said the suspect ordered his father out of the car but he couldn't do it because he has Multiple Sclerosis. Omar said his father can work the pedals to drive but he requires a wheelchair to get around.
By the time Carillo's wife got out to grab the wheelchair for her husband, Omar said the suspect had pointed a rifle and ripped his dad out of his seat.
The suspect rushed off and ran over Carrillo's legs, according to his son. Omar said his father is hurt but he'll survive. The family is grateful the situation didn't end any worse for their loved ones.
Omar said his father pulled into the parking lot of his doctor's office instead of on Valencia Road like the suspect ordered. He worried that his father would've been left in the middle of the road if that was the case.
The Carrillo family's main question after the ordeal calmed down Thursday night was how could the suspect get a police car in the first place? Omar said the only reason his father pulled over is because he thought it was the police.
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