Police: Carjackers turn victim into taxi driver
ATLANTA - A man found himself providing a taxi service for armed robbers who held him at gunpoint as they picked up an dropped off other people in his car.
According to police, the man was in his red Dodge Magnum on Lynhurst just south of MLK Drive when a person started to cross the street. As the driver stopped to let the person pass, a gunman jumped into his car. The next thing the startled driver knew, there were three people inside the vehicle.
The carjackers demanded the man drive them around, according to investigators. The car made multiple stops, picking up and dropping off people. It even transported unknown items from location to location.
The vehicle made numerous stops and was spotted near the Greenbriar Mall and heading toward East Point.
Finally, when the carjackers appeared to be done with the victim, they dumped him at a small market on Joseph Lowery Boulevard. The thieves made off with his cell phone and the Dodge, but didn't steal any money from him.
Police said the victim had a gash on the back of his head from the ordeal. He refused treatment, and police drove him home.
Detectives don't have a good suspect description, but they are looking for the victim's car.