Bywater carjacking victim tells his story - FOX 8 WVUE New Orleans News, Weather, Sports

Bywater carjacking victim tells his story

Updated:
Composite sketches of two suspects in the Marigny carjacking Friday evening. The victim in a Bywater carjacking early Saturday morning believes his case is connected. Composite sketches of two suspects in the Marigny carjacking Friday evening. The victim in a Bywater carjacking early Saturday morning believes his case is connected.

A Bywater man didn't think he'd survive a carjacking at gunpoint near his home Saturday morning. He says he believes the four men who attacked him are the same men police want to find in a Marigny carjacking that happened 18 hours later.

"It's one of the most frightening experiences I've ever had to deal with," said the victim, who did not want to be identified.

The carjacking happened around 2:30 am. "I was going to pick my partner up at work. I got in my car and all of the sudden the passenger door opened and with that a nine millimeter pistol was placed in my face," he said.

His small gray Kia was suddenly a war zone.

"I got out of the car and told them they could have anything they wanted. At that point two other guys came and kind of consumed the vehicle. One stood outside the car and had me on the stoop of my house. He said, 'Empty your wallet and give me everything in your pockets,'" he recalled.

After he handed over the wallet, the men got in the gray Kia and took off down the street.

He was left at 2:30 in the morning with no car keys and no keys to his house. The only choice he had was to hope a neighbor was awake.

Kim Perilloux and her husband were awakened by barking dogs. "The next thing I know he was in our living room and he was shaking. He couldn't speak and I said, 'What is wrong with you?'" she told FOX 8.

He told her the story and she called 911. Within the next couple of hours, police found his car a few blocks away. But in the next 24 hours he would learn he wasn't the only victim.

Perilloux sent him the article about the Marigny carjacking with artist renderings of two suspects.

"One of the composite pictures I looked at it and said, 'Oh my God, there he is!' That's when I called the detective and told him this is as close as we're going to get. That's when at that point in my mind the Marigny incident was connected to this one."

He says he doesn't want to say anything to the young men who hurt him. "I just want them to leave me alone," he said. "Just leave me alone."

Powered by WorldNow

Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125

General Number: (504) 486-6161
News Tips: (504) 483-1503
News Room Fax: (504) 483-1543

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVUE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.