DETROIT – A man is accused of carjacking four different people at gunpoint in a span of three hours on Saturday before being arrested at the Chrysler Jefferson North plant.
According to a criminal complaint, Delmond Dandridge's carjacking spree began at 6 a.m. when he took a Chrysler 300 from a driver at a Valero gas station at 14407 Mack Avenue.
At 7:26 a.m., Dandridge allegedly drove the Chrysler 300 to M. George's Coney Island restaurant at 7690 E. 7 Mile Road and approached a Jeep Commander, the complaint said. Dandridge then hit the driver's side door with a handgun until the driver opened it and got out with her 2-year-old child, the complaint said.
At 8 a.m., Dandridge drove the Jeep to a BP gas station at 7305 Grand River Avenue and tried to take a Dodge Caliber from a driver. When the driver refused, Dandridge pointed a gun at the driver and tried to fire twice, but the gun was stuck, the complaint said. The driver eventually let Dandridge take the car.
At 8:30 a.m., Dandridge allegedly drove to the Jefferson North plant, got into a Chevy Express van that was running and drove off, the complaint said. He returned the van a short time later and forced two people out of a Ford E-250 van. He drove the van under a bridge, which ripped off the top of it, then got out and walked into the plant.
Dandridge was held by Chrysler employees until police arrived and took him into custody.
Dandridge told police the gun belonged to his girlfriend and he was bringing it to her, the complaint said.
Dandridge has felony convictions for assaulting/resisting a police officer, assault with intent to do bodily harm less than murder and a felony gun charge.