SAN JOSE (CBS SF) — A San Jose septuagenarian who was carjacked in his own driveway Wednesday morning described his harrowing confrontation with an armed 14-year-old boy Thursday afternoon.
72-year-old San Jose resident Hector Estrada said his response was instinctive; he just could not give his keys or his car to the young man pointing a gun at him without a fight.
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“He said, ‘I’ve got a gun.’ And I said, ‘I don’t care.’ And I grabbed him out of the car,” Estrada said, standing in the driveway of his East San Jose home as he recounted details from the violent carjacking.
Estrada told KPIX 5 that he and his family have lived at the home for 50 years. He said that the frightening incident was entirely out of character for his usually crime-free neighborhood.
Estrada said a security camera that he recently installed above his garage door captured the violent altercation. He says he’d gone to car to retrieve some items from a shopping trip when he was when a young man approached him.
“He started asking me for my keys. And I said, ‘No way.’ And then he showed me his gun. And I said, ‘I don’t care if you have a gun, I’m not going to give you my keys.’ So, he reached and grabbed them,” Estrada said.
The security camera video obtained by KPIX 5 shows Estrada struggling to pull the suspect out of the driver’s seat of his car. The suspect…