NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A 15-year-old is under arrest following a carjacking in Ozone Park, Queens, on Friday.

Police say the teenager used pepper spray on an Uber driver, pulled the man out of his car and drove off.

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The suspect then crashed into several parked cars before he was chased down by members of a nearby mosque who held the boy for police.

A 15-year-old was arrested in connection to a carjacking in Ozone Park, Queens, on Oct. 23, 2020. (Credit: CBS2)

“For us to be out here and watch this going on, 12 o’clock in the afternoon, that’s real early to go stealing a vehicle. A little crazy, but that’s New York, right?” one witness said.

The suspect and the Uber driver were both taken to Jamaica Hospital with injuries.

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They are expected to be OK.

No word yet on any charges.


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