A Kenner man was arrested after he allegedly jumped into the back seat of a car, armed with a knife, parked in a Walmart parking lot while two women were still inside on Sunday morning, said the Kenner Police Department.
Lenin-Fransico Alvarado-Lopez, 17, of 668 Mayfair Lane, Kenner, Louisiana, was arrested and charged with carjacking and second degree kidnapping, Kenner Police Department spokesman Lt. Brian McGregor said.
After jumping into the car with the two victims, ages 31 and 27, Alvarado-Lopez demanded the women start to drive, McGregor said. Screaming for help the women left the car and Alvarado-Lopez got out of the car to run east onto West Esplanade Avenue.
Witnesses followed him to the 600 block of Mayfair Lane where he was arrested, McGregor said.
Anyone with more information about this incident is encouraged to contact Kenner Police Officer Charlie Donovan at (504) 712-2222.