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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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