PD: Carjacker guns truck into Phoenix canal

PD: Carjacker guns truck into Phoenix canal
Posted at 12:35 PM, Mar 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-13 16:29:16-04

A Phoenix carjacker in a stolen truck gunned it into a running canal last week. 

Phoenix Police report that on March 7, just after midnight, 33-year-old Juan Carlos Paredes took a truck at gunpoint. 

Police say they spotted the stolen truck a brief time later and attempted to pull it over. 

Instead, Paredes reportedly took off, reaching speeds of about 90 miles per hour, before driving off the road and crashing into a canal near 24th Street and McDowell Road. 

Paredes ran from the truck, jumping fences in a neighborhood before hiding in the bed of another truck in a carport. He was soon apprehended by police. 

Paredes has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault.