Sometimes it might be better just to let the police handle things.
Oh, and maybe kick the habit, too.
At least that seems to be the takeaways from a carjacking in Nashville, Tenn., on Memorial Day.
Police say a man jumped into a black C4 Corvette and drove off after its 40-year-old driver had left the car running to go into a store on Dr. DB Todd Jr. Boulevard to buy cigarettes. When he saw his car was gone, the victim hopped into another vehicle and followed his Corvette to Rosa Parks and Interstate 65.
That’s when tragedy struck. While both cars were stopped at a red light, the victim got out of the car, walked up to the stolen Corvette, and was struck in the upper inner thigh by one of several bullets fired at him by the carjacker.
The bullet caused serious injuries when it hit the man’s femoral artery, and he was taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where his condition is unknown.
The bad news continued for the victim. Three minutes away from the scene of the shooting, Nashville firefighters answered a call at 14th Avenue North and Jennings Street, where they found the Corvette empty – but engulfed in flames. It suffered extensive damage from the seats backward.
Police say they’re still investigating the incident and that the suspect, who remains unidentified, is still at large.
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