DeKalb County

Man arrested after hiding in backseat to carjack victim, police say

ACWORTH, Ga. — A DeKalb County man has been arrested after police said he tried to carjack two people.

Investigators said Myron Pitts first tried to carjack a woman at a liquor store in Acworth last week.

When that didn’t work, police said Pitts then tried to carjack a man at a nearby Mexican restaurant.

The victim told police Pitts slipped into the backseat of his car and hid there until the victim got into the car.

The victim told investigators he tried to get Pitts out of the car but was unsuccessful.

Pitts stole the victim’s 2018 Dodge Grand Caravan, according to investigators.

After multiple 911 calls from these two incidents, police were able to track down Pitts in the stolen car and arrested him the next day.