Carjacking suspect clubbed with turkey now charged

November 24, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
A suspect who got more than he bargained for when he tried to carjack a local woman now faces charges.Authorities said a good samaritan used a frozen turkey to attack a man as he tried to carjack a woman at a North Carolina grocery story Sunday morning.

Police said 30-year-old Fred Louis Ervin of Raleigh stole money from a Garner BP gas station before running across the street to a Harris Teeter in Fuquay-Varina. There, he began beating Irene Moorman Bailey while trying to take her car. Other shoppers came to the woman's rescue, including one who hit Ervin with a frozen turkey.

Ervin managed to get away in Bailey's car, but was arrested a short time later.

Tuesday, he was officially charged with assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, robbery with a dangerous weapon, hit and run, and other charges.


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