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Carjacker gets taken for a ride

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A carjacker was delivered to police in an unexpected way Tuesday afternoon.

The garage is where Kansas City, MO, police officers pick up and drop off prisoners every day. Tuesday afternoon, though, it wasn't an officer who did the dropping off; it was a woman who drove her carjacker straight through police headquarters.

"He said ‘drive b---- or I'll blow your head off,'" said Rayna Garrett.

Garrett said that's what the man said to her after he latched onto her hood while she drove down U.S. 71 near 28th Street.

"I was driving down the highway and he was in the middle of the street. I tried to go around him and he just jumped on the hood," Garrett explained.

Garrett described her 15 minute, 10 block drive to police headquarters in downtown Kansas City, MO, as so terrifying she couldn't even call the police.

"I kept trying but I was so nervous, I couldn't dial it," she said. "He was holding on the hood thing with his right hand and had the gun in his left hand."

Garrett said she honked her horn several times outside the police headquarters at 12th and Locust Streets and, when nobody came out, she drove through the garage door. It wasn't until that point that the suspect finally jumped off Garrett's hood and tried forcing his way onto a city bus just before police handcuffed him.

Thankfully, nobody was on the other side of the very busy garage door.

"There's people coming and going all the time so I would say it was fortunate that nobody was on the other side of the door, but there's people coming and going all day especially during normal business hours," said Captain Steve Young.

The suspect, Dionnete Price, went to the hospital to be treated for minor cuts and bruises. Police said it was obvious he was on something at the time of the incident.

Wednesday, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced the filing of charges against Price. Price faces felonious restraint and unlawful use of a weapon charges.

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