Carjacking arrest after witness follows suspect

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TOPEKA, Kansas (AP) – A 25-year-old Topeka man is facing carjacking charges after a witness followed him for several miles until officers could make an arrest.

Shawnee County Sheriff’s deputies were called to a carjacking Wednesday in the Pauline shopping district. The victim told police when she went into a store, a man pointed a gun at a teenager in her car. The passenger got out of the car and the man drove off.

A witness followed the car into Osage County, updating emergency dispatchers along the way. An Osage County Sheriff’s deputy followed the car into Burlingame, where the suspect stopped and ran into a house.

He eventually surrendered without incident and is being held in the Shawnee County jail.

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