TURLOCK, Calif. — U R under arrest.
Investigators used text-messaging to nab a carjacking suspect early Friday, police said.
The carjacking was reported about 11:30 a.m. Thursday at the Turlock library on Minaret Avenue, said Lt. Ron Reid. A woman was getting out of her car when a man with a hooded sweat shirt approached her, pointed a handgun at her and told her to get out and leave everything in the car, Reid said.
Police identified the suspect as Brandon Riley, 22, of Turlock, who had been released from prison two days before. It wasn't clear Friday how they identified Riley, nor why he had been in prison.
Reid said investigators found some of Riley's acquaintances and sent a text message to his cell phone, pretending to be a friend and arranging to meet.
Police arrested Riley at 1:30 a.m. at Olive Avenue and Canal Drive "without incident," Reid said. They recovered the car a couple of hours later.