Alleged carjacker arrested when he stops for gas

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COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) -- Police in Coos Bay say they arrested an alleged carjacker when he stopped to buy gasoline for the stolen vehicle.

Authorities say the man threw a woman out of her car in a grocery store parking lot on Tuesday, then sped off. The World of Coos Bay reports (http://bit.ly/xNh0Id) the man allegedly pulled into a gas station a few miles away and asked to pay cash, but the attendant was suspicious because he was agitated. The attendant said the man was obviously relieved when police drove past the station.

Officers drove around the back side cornered the suspect. Police say he tried to drive away but crashed the stolen Honda Civic into a light post and was arrested.

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Information from: The World, http://www.theworldlink.com