||[Mar. 15th, 2006|07:06 pm]
Women Tackle, Pin Carjacking Suspect|
POSTED: 11:14 pm EST March 14, 2006
UPDATED: 12:55 pm EST March 15, 2006
Two women in Orange County, Fla., fought off a suspected carjacker by tackling and then pinning the man to the ground on his stomach until deputies arrived, according to a Local 6 News report.
Investigators said Shannon Corley drove her car into the River Oaks Bend apartments located at 2284 River Park Circle in Orlando Tuesday night and noticed a young man watching her in the parking lot.
As Corley exited her car, the man, who police identified in a report as Morgan Piggee, 21, allegedly ran at her and attempted to grab her car keys.
Veneil Kleiber, who did not know Corley, heard her screams for help and rushed over to help.
Both women then attacked and knocked Piggee to the ground, police said.
"She (then) fights back and screams," Local 6 reporter Erik von Ancken said. "Another woman comes over and they both tackle this guy, we are talking arm locks, and get this guy down on the ground."
Corley and Kleiber held the man on the ground until a sheriff's deputy could arrive, according to the report.
Orange County Sheriff's Cpl. Dallas Christopher said the women's actions were impressive.
"They had one arm behind him and he was on his belly and they were on his back and he wasn't able to get away from them," Christopher said. "I think they were proud on one hand and they were nervous and the adrenaline was hitting them afterwards. Their biggest concern was getting hurt. They did a great job."
Piggee was transported to Orange County Jail where he faces carjacking, battery and criminal mischief charges.
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