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Detroit man charged with trying to carjack former Crime Stoppers president in Grosse Pointe Farms

Antonio Beck charged with carjacking, two counts of misdemeanor assault and battery

A man is accused of attempting to carjacking a couple on Nov. 13, 2019, at a Grosse Pointe Farms gas station. (WDIV)

GROSSE POINTE FARMS, Mich. – A Detroit man has been charged with trying to carjacking the former president of Crime Stoppers at a gas station in Grosse Pointe Farms, officials said.

Antonio Beck, 23, of Detroit, is accused of targeting John and Jeanne Broad around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Shell gas station at Mack Avenue and Moross Road in Grosse Pointe Farms, according to authorities.

Beck saw the couple’s Buick Enclave running at a gas pump and assaulted them in an effort to take the keys and steal the SUV, according to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy.

Beck injured John Broad, 80, during the attack, police said. John Broad is the former president of Crime Stoppers and started the organization, officials said.

John Broad fought off Beck while a bystander went to a police car down the street for help, authorities said.

When police began to arrive, Beck fled the scene, officials said. He was taken into custody later that night.

John Broad was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment, police said.

Beck is charged with one count of carjacking and two counts of misdemeanor assault and battery. He was arraigned Friday afternoon at Grosse Pointe Farms Municipal Court and is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

A probable cause conference is scheduled for Nov. 20.

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