KENNER, LA (WVUE) - A Kenner teen was arrested Sunday in connection with an attempted carjacking and attempted kidnapping.
Lenin-Fransico Alvarado-Lopez, 17, of Mayfair Lane, is accused of jumping into the backseat of a car occupied by two women at the Walmart on West Esplanade Avenue. Police said Alvarado-Lopez was armed with a knife and demanded that they drive.
Instead, both women got out of the car and screamed for help, and Alvarado-Lopez fled on foot. Witnesses followed Alvarado-Lopez to the 600 block of Mayfair Lane, where he was caught and arrested.
Alvarado-Lopez was still in custody at the time of publication, and no bond hd been set.
Kenner Police Chief Michael J. Glaser encourages anyone who witnessed this incident or has information about Alvarado-Lopez to contact Kenner Police Officer Charlie Donovan at (504) 712-2222.