Meijer shoplifter arrested after crashing stolen SUV into 6 cars, cart corral

Man carjacked woman in attempt to make quick getaway, police say

WOODHAVEN, Mich. – A shoplifter is in custody after carjacking a woman in a Meijer parking lot Tuesday and crashing the stolen SUV into several cars, police said.

The man kicked a woman out of her car in the parking lot of a Meijer in Woodhaven.

Police said he drove the stolen Yukon through the shopping cart corral and into six vehicles.

"Almost like a demolition derby," a witness said.

The carjacker then stopped the vehicle and plowed through a small opening between cars, hitting more cars and slamming into a van. Police said the stolen Yukon was immobilized by a shopping cart that got stuck underneath it.

The man got out of the SUV and ran back into Meijer, where loss prevention officers were waiting for him. He was taken into custody.

There were no injuries, but six vehicles were badly damaged, police said.

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