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Man carjacks two vehicles, crashes both on I-83 Thursday morning

Posted at 10:21 AM, Dec 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 13:30:15-05

BALTIMORE — A man is in custody after committing two carjackings and crashing three cars along I-83 Thursday morning.

Maryland State Police say 28-year-old Shawn Johnson of Glen Rock Pennsylvania was driving a Honda Civic without authorization, when he got into a three car crash on the southbound side near Timonium Road in Baltimore County.

He allegedly flagged down a woman driving a Lexus and carjacked her.

Shortly afterwards, Johnson crashed the stolen Lexus further south around I-695.

Following that collision, Johnson carjacked a second woman driving a Toyota Corrolla.

He also crashed that car a short distance away on the Northern Parkway exit in Baltimore City, and then tried carjacking a third woman, but was stopped by a good Samaritan.

At that point, Johnson allegedly tried to take the good Samaritan's car. But before he got away, the good Samaritan was able to pull him from the vehicle.

A Baltimore City Sheriff's Deputy happened to show up at that scene and took Johnson into custody. He was then handed over to troopers.

One passenger from the initial three car crash suffered minor injuries. Police say no people other than Johnson, were involved in the other two crashes.

Johnson is now charged with two counts each of carjacking, motor vehicle theft, theft under $25,000, and unauthorized removal of a motor vehicle, and is being held without bail.

Only the I-83 south exit ramp onto Northern Parkway had to temporarily be closed following the incident. It has since re-opened.