Our Pledge To You

Suburban Chicago

Video shows 11-year-old girl escaping carjacking

Chicago Police block off 47th Street near Paulina after a vehicle drove on the sidewalk

Sun-Times file photo

Surveillance video shows an 11-year-old girl jumping out of a carjacked SUV in Aurora as her father tries to stop a car driven by the carjacker’s accomplice.

The carjacking took place early Friday in Aurora at a gas station.

In the video, the girl is seen jumping out of the SUV and rolling on the ground. Her father leaps onto the hood of the accomplice’s car as both vehicles speed away. He then comforts the girl before police arrive. Police say the girl and her father were not hurt.

An Illinois State Police trooper spotted the stolen SUV less than an hour later on Interstate 290 and a 20-year-old Chicago man suspected in the carjacking was arrested after a brief chase. His accomplice is being sought.