Luck seems to be running out on criminals everywhere as 61-year-old Atlanta criminal Edgar Horn, got more than he bargained for when he woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and decided to hijack a car from a very angry black man who he should not have messed with.
Hashim Fannin said he was just pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta and had just put his car in park which causes the lock mechanism in the car to automatically unlock and that’s when the criminal slipped right into the passenger seat of the car. While the car owner was still looking on surprised, the criminal said “You know what this is.”
The surprised car owner had acted quickly, pulling a gun on the criminal and asking him to get out of the car in no uncertain terms. He then held him at gun point until the police arrived to take the would be car jacker away.
From the voice record on the video, you could hear one side of the conversation going on between the two men:
“You were not trying to rob me?” Fannin said to the man, “Do you just get into random people’s cars?… you thought I was your friend … you thought I was your friend … so you woke up stupid this morning?”
To which the criminal replied he thought it was his friend’s car. And the car owner maintained that he woke up stupid this morning. Hashim held the man at gun point lying face down with arms spread out until the police arrived.
When police arrived, cell phone video showed Fannin wave the police over, then calmly dropped his weapon. One officer even extends a hand in gratitude before tending to the hapless criminal.
“I told him no, there’s no leaving, leaving was before you hopped into my car … at this point there is not leaving,” Fannin said.
“Honestly, I look at it like this. That is one less guy I got to worry about bothering my mom when she’s out grocery shopping,” Fannin told ABC affiliate WSB.
“Honestly, I look at it like this. That is one less guy I got to worry about bothering my mom when she’s out grocery shopping,” Fannin said. According to a police report, the suspect was arrested for attempted robbery and entering an automobile.
Horn was arrested for attempted robbery and entering an automobile, according to a police report. Watch the video below: