Grandmother chases down carjacker, saves infant

Monday September 03, 2001

SAN FRANCISCO – A San Francisco man was arrested in connection with a carjacking with a child in the car. 

The child’s grandmother, who was loading shopping bags into the back of the car with her husband, was hurt when she jumped in front of the car to prevent the man from driving off. The grandfather hailed another driver and followed the car onto Highway 101 and then onto side streets. 

The carjacker stopped and fled on foot, and the infant was still inside, unharmed. 

Residents of the neighborhood told the police a man matching the carjacker’s description had gotten on a Muni bus, where he was arrested. 

The grandmother suffered minor injuries.