But unfortunately for the would-be carjackers, their intended victim happened to be a plainclothes detective with the gang detail of the San Diego Police Department.
As the two approached the car, one announced “This is a carjacking” and reached into his waistband as if reaching for a gun.
The detective announced his employment status and pulled his service revolver. The assailants fled and eluded the officer after a short pursuit.
The gang and robbery units are investigating.
– Tony Perry in San Diego