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Man crashes own vehicle to fend off carjacker

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A Huntsville man forced a carjacker to crash after he witnessed the thief try to get away with his vehicle. (Source: WAFF) A Huntsville man forced a carjacker to crash after he witnessed the thief try to get away with his vehicle. (Source: WAFF)
HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

A Huntsville man was uninjured after stopping a thief from driving off in his car.

Horge Himenez was power washing his trailer on Triana Boulevard Monday afternoon, when he turned around and saw an unknown man driving away in his car.

Himenez ran after the car and lunged through the driver's-side window. Himenez grabbed the carjacker's arm, forcing him to crash the car into the trailer.

The carjacker fled the scene before police arrived.

Himenez said he was scared but did what he thought he had to do.

"I tried to stop him, you know?" Himenez said. "I pulled him from his arm, and he was driving, and he lost direction and went into the trailer."

No arrests have been made. Huntsville police are still investigating.

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