Chicago Teen Carjacks Woman at Gunpoint, Gives Harrowing Instructions

Chicago Teen Carjacks Woman at Gunpoint, Gives Harrowing Instructions

Last Sunday, 16-year-old Perry Wilkerson allegedly carjacked a woman at a gas station on Chicago's West Side, hopping into her vehicle and pointing a semi-automatic pistol to her temple. He also reportedly told her "I'm Denzel Washington, bitch. Now drive." You couldn't write a more bone-chilling and confusing line.

The 24-year-old victim followed orders, but slowed the vehicle down to 10 miles per house and hopped out when Wilkerson loaded a clip into his weapon. Wilkerson jumped into the driver's seat and sped off, and the woman dialed 911. Wilkerson was eventually apprehended by authorities after abandoning the vehicle and running into a parking lot.

He'a been charged—as an adult—with aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm and is being held on $300,000 bail. According to DNAinfo Chicago, Wilkerson's attorney says the teen attends Marshall High School (where Arthur Agee attended, as seen in Hoop Dreams), gets good grades and plays on the school's basketball team.

[via Chicagoist]

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