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Carjack Of Disabled Truck Fails: No Gas

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AUBURN, Wash. (AP) - If you're looking for a vehicle to carjack, it's probably best to avoid the ones already stopped along a major highway.
    
The Washington State Patrol says a man tried to carjack a truck that had run out of gas along State Highway 18 in south King County. Troopers say the would-be carjacker threatened to shoot the vehicle's owner, who was napping early Tuesday morning while waiting for help from a family member.  The owner got out, ran and called 911.
    
As Sgt. Jason Hicks puts it, threats "did not influence the truck's fuel-starved engine." It sputtered to a stop after about 50 yards.
    
The carjacker started walking toward the owner but troopers arrived and arrested him.
    
Hicks says 22-year-old Mason Eubanks of Sultan was arrested for investigation of robbery and vehicle theft.

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