It was a bad Monday morning for an alleged carjacker.
The man broke into a locked car on the 7000 block of Elder Street in Rio Linda but was physically confronted by the car's owner, Sgt. Lisa Bowman with the Sacramento County sheriff's Department, said. The man ran to another locked car in another driveway and broke out the window, Bowman said. Again, the owner of the first car tried to stop him and was hurt in the process.
However, the alleged carjacker didn't get far, losing control of the stolen vehicle at Elverta Road and 9th Street. The California Highway Patrol responded to the crash and contacted the sheriff's department. That was at 7:20 a.m.
Bowman said person who tried to stop the man from taking the cars was taken to an area hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.