Moment when armed Argentine carjackers allow terrified surgeon to rescue his one-year-old son from the back of his car while carjacking
- A surgeon and his one-year-old son were carjacked outside his in-laws home in Argentina on Tuesday dinsdag
- The doctor, identified as Cristian, told Telenueve Central that he dropped off his child with his wife’s parents when he was held at gunpoint.
- Video shows Cristian removing his son’s belongings from the trunk of his BMW and walking toward the house when gunmen jumped from a van
- The doctor ran but walked back to the vehicle and took the boy out of a booster seat
- The carjackers stole his cell phone but couldn’t take the car because they couldn’t turn it on
This is the shocking moment when carjackers put a gun to a surgeon’s head, making him flee for his life before he could save his son.
The doctor had just arrived at the home of his wife’s parents in the Buenos Aires town of Villa Luzuriaga on Tuesday morning and was removing his one-year-old boy’s belongings from the suitcase when the attackers jumped out of a van.
Surveillance footage shows one of the suspects pointing a gun at the doctor, identified as Cristian, who ran off, leaving his son in his BMW.
The doctor holds his son after he was able to get him out of a booster seat
A surgeon (left) carries his son as two of the three carjackers stand next to his BMW in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on Tuesday.
While yelling that his son was in the car, Cristian was collared by the gunmen and forced to walk back to the vehicle, but managed to negotiate with them so he could get the toddler out of a booster seat.
“All I thought was they would take everything, and that’s what I asked them, please let me get my son out of the car, he’s still a baby,” Cristian said. Telenuève Central.
Hearing the commotion outside his house, Cristian’s father-in-law opened the door but was met by one of the three armed carjackers, who told him to re-enter.
Cristian rushed his son to his in-laws home and watched through a window as the suspects failed to start the vehicle. They got back in their van and drove off with his cell phone.
“Thank heavens that (my son) slept in the seat, and just as I got him out of the car, he was still sleeping in my arms,” he said.
No arrests had been reported as of Wednesday afternoon.
The doctor, identified as Cristian by Telenueve Central, said he could negotiate with the armed carjackers so he could get his one-year-old son out of his BMW.