There is no official criminal handbook. If there was, though, there just might be a chapter on why attempting a carjacking armed with pepper spray is a bad idea. But just in case anyone needed further evidence of this fact, a failed carjacking in South Seattle Tuesday night provided ample evidence to back it up.
Things didn't quite go as the criminal masterminds behind the attempted heist had planned ...
According to SPD:
At approximately 6:18 p.m. two women in their 50?s were traveling in a car that was stopped at a red light northbound on Martin Luther King (MLK) Jr. Way South at South Graham Street. Two unknown male suspects approached the victims' vehicle and assaulted both women with pepper spray in an attempt to steal their car. The victim driver ran the red light in order to escape, which was successful. The suspects took off running westbound on South Graham Street and remain at large.
The victims drove to a nearby AM/PM convenience store located in the 5600 block of MLK Jr. Way South and called police. Officers and fire department personnel responded to the AM/PM, where medics treated both women for their pepper-spray exposure. The victims were not otherwise injured.
According to police, the suspects are described as two dark-skinned males in their 20s, "one of whom was wearing a dark jacket and blue jeans."
That should narrow it down.
Of course, it's also safe to say the suspects aren't believed to be very bright.