Attempted carjacking of New Orleans RTA bus results in man’s arrest

Published: Jul. 4, 2022 at 11:06 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 4, 2022 at 5:10 PM CDT
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NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An unarmed man was arrested after attempting to carjack an RTA bus Sunday morning (July 3), New Orleans police said.

Terrence Johnson, 21, was booked with attempted carjacking and attempted theft of a motor vehicle shortly after he tried and failed to commandeer a bus in the 7700 block of Grant Street, in the Plum Orchard section of New Orleans East, the NOPD said.

According to police, Johnson approached the bus as its 48-year-old woman driver was loading a passenger “and attempted to steal the bus.” Johnson had no weapon to display, and police said the driver refused to surrender the bus. Johnson then fled on foot toward Wilson Avenue, where he attempted to steal a car before being arrested.

Johnson’s bond was set Monday at $25,000 by an Orleans Parish magistrate commissioner.

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