Kokomo Carjacking Thwarted By Boy With Pellet Gun

A man who tried to steal a pickup truck in Kokomo was thwarted by a 9-year-old inside the vehicle who was armed with a pellet gun.

Kokomo police say the man tried to steal a red Dodge Ram at a convenience store early on Christmas Day. But police say the suspect was confronted by a 9-year-old who had a pellet gun inside the truck. The suspect then stole a different vehicle that was parked nearby.

Officers later caught the suspect after a minor traffic accident.  Police credited the nine-year old boy with quick thinking and being brave.