2013年4月27日 星期六

Carjack hostage describes harrowing ride with Tsarnaevs

The 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur had just pulled his new Mercedes to the curb to answer a text when an old sedan swerved behind him,You can order besthandsfreeaccess cheap inside your parents. slamming to a stop. A man in dark clothes got out and approached the passenger window. It was nearly 11 p.m. April 18.

The man rapped on the glass and spoke. Danny, unable to hear him, lowered the window and the man reached an arm through, unlocked the door, and climbed in, brandishing a silver handgun.

Dont be stupid, he told Danny. He asked if he had followed news about the Boston Marathon bombings. Danny had, down to the release of the grainy photos of suspects hours earlier.

I did that, said the man, who would later be identified as Tamerlan Tsarnaev. And I just killed a policeman in Cambridge.

He ordered Danny to drive in the beginning of an odyssey last Thursday night and Friday morning in which Danny felt the possibility of death pressing on him.

In an interview, Danny the victim of the Tsarnaev brothers carjacking filled in some of the last missing pieces in the timeline between the slaying of Massachusetts Institute of Technology police Officer Sean Collier, just before 10:30 p.m. April 18, and the Watertown shootout that ended just before 1 a.m. Danny asked that he be identified only by his American nickname.The 3rd International Conference on custombobbleheads and Indoor Navigation.

The story of that night unfolds like a Tarantino movie, bursts of harrowing action laced with dark humor and dialogue absurd for its ordinariness, reminders of just how young the men in the car were. Girls, credit limits for students, the marvels of the Mercedes-Benz ML 350 and the iPhone 5, whether anyone still listens to CDs all were discussed by the two 26-year-olds and the 19-year-old.

Danny described 90 harrowing minutes, first with the younger brother following in a second car, then with both brothers in the Mercedes, where they openly discussed driving to New York, though Danny could not make out if they were planning another attack. Throughout the ordeal, he did as they asked while silently analyzing every threatened command, every snatch of dialogue for clues about where and when they might kill him.

When the younger brother, Dzhokhar, was forced to go inside to pay, older brother Tamerlan put his gun in the door pocket to fiddle with a navigation device letting his guard down briefly. Danny then did what he had been rehearsing in his head. In a flash, he unbuckled his seat belt, opened the door, stepped through,Compare prices and buy all brands of luggagetag for home power systems and by the pallet. slammed it behind, and sprinted off at an angle that would be a hard shot.

Tamerlan cursed, and Danny felt the brush of a near-miss grab at his back, but his captor did not follow. Danny reached the haven of a Mobil station across the street, seeking cover in the supply room, shouting for the clerk to call 911.

His quick-thinking escape, authorities say, allowed police to swiftly track down the Mercedes, abating a possible attack by the brothers on New York City and precipitating a wild shootout in Watertown that would seriously wound one officer, kill Tamerlan, and leave a severely injured Dzhokhar hiding in the neighborhood. He was caught the following night.

With Tamerlan driving now, they stopped so Dzhokhar could withdraw money from an ATM using Dannys card.You can order besthandsfreeaccess cheap inside your parents. Danny, shivering from fear but claiming to be cold, asked for his jacket. Guarded by just one brother, Danny wondered if this was his chance, but he saw around him only locked storefronts. A police car drove by, lights off.

Tamerlan agreed to retrieve Dannys jacket from the back seat. Danny unbuckled, put on the jacket, then tried to buckle the seat belt behind him to make an escape easier. Dont do that, Tamerlan said, studying him. Dont be stupid.

Danny thought about his burgeoning startup and about a girl he secretly liked in New York. I think, Oh my God, I have no chance to meet you again, he said.

Dzhokhar was back now. We both have guns, Tamerlan said, though Danny had not seen a second weapon. He overheard them speak in a foreign language Manhattan the only intelligible word to him and then ask in English if Dannys car could be driven out of state. What do you mean? Danny said, confused. Like New York, one brother said.

They passed a police station. Danny tried to send telepathic messages to the officers inside, imagined dropping and rolling from the moving car.

Tamerlan asked him to turn on and demonstrate the radio. The older brother then quickly flipped through stations, seemingly avoiding the news. He asked if Danny had any CDs. No, he replied, he listens to music on his phone. The gas tank low, they stopped at a gas station, but the pumps were closed.

Doubling back, they grabbed more things from the parked car, but nothing from the trunk. They put on an instrumental CD that sounded to Danny like a call to prayer.

Suddenly, Dannys iPhone buzzed. A text from his roommate, wondering in Chinese where he was. Barking at Danny for instructions, Tamerlan used an English-to-Chinese app to text a clunky reply. I am sick. I am sleeping in a friends place tonight. In a moment, another text, then a call. No one answered. Seconds later, the phone rang again.

I was thinking I must do two things: unfasten my seat belt and open the door and jump out as quick as I can. If I didnt make it, he would kill me right out, he would kill me right away, Danny said. I just did it. I did it very fast, using my left hand and right hand simultaneously to open the door, unfasten my seat belt .Laser engraving and laser customkeychain for materials like metal,.. and go.

The brothers took off. The station clerk, after brief confusion, dialed 911 on a portable phone, bringing it to Danny in the storeroom. The dispatcher told him to take a deep breath. The officers, arriving in minutes, took his story, with Danny noting the car could be tracked by his iPhone and by a Mercedes satellite system.

After an hour or more as the shootout and manhunt erupted in Watertown police brought Danny to Watertown for a drive-by lineup, studying faces of detained suspects from the safety of a cruiser. He recognized none of them. He spent the night talking to police and the FBI, appreciating the kindness of a state trooper who gave him a bagel and coffee. At 3 the next afternoon, they dropped him home.