LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3) – A woman and her two children were carjacked Saturday in Pleasure Ridge Park, police said Sunday.
According to WAVE 3 News, LMPD officers were called to a business where a man reported his truck as stolen around 7 p.m.
The man said he went inside a restaurant, leaving his wife and two children inside the family’s truck. While he was inside, three armed men approached the car, allegedly threatened to shoot the children and ordered the family out of the vehicle.
Surveillance video captured the incident.
The footage shows the woman and children exiting the vehicle, and the suspects, two of which were identified as Cornillas Miles, 18, and Bradley Tayler Jr., 18, peeling out of the parking lot off Greenwood Road just before 7 p.m. Saturday.
After having her children put in harm’s way and her husband allegedly dragged down the road, the mother took to Facebook–posting in a community group about the encounter to warn others. Over 7,000 shares and nearly 300 comments followed, detailing an incredible chain of events.
One woman, who did not want to reveal her identity because one suspect is still on the loose, saw the post and tagged her daughter in it to warn her. Coincidentally, the woman’s daughter spotted one of the suspects in the parking lot of a local post office.
“There he is, I mean it was so distinctive. I mean, the red shoes, the black jacket with the white strings…” the daughter said.
The woman followed the man and called the police.
The original commenter who alerted that the suspects were at the post office was also following them–and they noticed.
She got a video of four people scattering–and drove off to flag down the nearest cop.
She credits the post for the capture of two of the three suspects.
The family’s truck was located early Sunday parked at Upper Hunters and Marian, about five minutes away, according to the LMPD.
Miles and Tayler were captured a short time later. Both were booked into Louisville Metro Department of
Corrections and charged with robbery and receiving stolen property.
The third suspect, a 15-year-old juvenile, is still on the loose. Anyone with any information is asked to call (502) 574-LMPD.