Cops: Ferndale couple avoids carjacking at Woodward Ave. Wendy's
A fast-thinking Ferndale couple was able to avoid an attempted armed carjacking late Monday at Wendy's.
As one suspect approached the driver with a silver handgun, the other approached the passenger side. The handgun-wielding suspect pointed the weapon at the woman passenger, police say, and ordered her: "Don't move, get out of of the car."
But the driver had other plans. Rather than hand over money or run, he hit the gas. Because neither victim had a cellphone on them, they had to wait to return home to call 911.
Police offered descriptions of the two suspects. The allegedly armed man is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, 6-foot tall, with a mustache and goatee. He wore a red baseball cap, "designer-type rose-tinted glasses," a white T-shirt, gym shorts and tennis shoes.
The second suspect is described as a black male, 18 to 25 years old, 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9-inches tall, thin, wearing a white T-shirt and gym shorts.
The suspects, police say, were last spotted "casually" walking off from the scene.
Ferndale police are asking anyone who may have witnessed the incident to call (248) 541-3650. Tipsters who prefer anonymity can call Crime Stoppers of Michigan at (800) SPEAK-UP.