Carjacking in a Bikini

The Clarion Ledger is reporting that a woman in Southaven, MS approached another woman in her driveway last Thursday and demanded her car.  The woman quickly got her young children out of the car, and gave it up without incident.  The woman then allegedly drove the car to an RV business, where she told employees she had a gun and demanded money.  The employees did not believe the claim and restrained her until officers arrived.

Why did they not believe her?  Perhaps because she was in a bikini. Let me be the first to tell you that Mississippi does not have a dress code for committing crimes.  In the words of Martha and the Vandellas, “It doesn’t matter what you wear, just as long as you are there . . . .”

Incidentally, carjacking can be a state charge, or a federal charge.  In state court, carjacking (1st) is a crime punishable by a fine and up to 15 years.  In federal court, carjacking is punishable by up to 25 years.  These penalties can be enhanced by using a firearm in the commission of the crime.

So the next time your husband eyeballs a woman in a bikini, give him a break.  He is only checking her for concealed weapons.

If you or a family member have been arrested, or are under investigation  in the state of Mississippi on felony charges and you need help,  give me a call at 601-991-1099.  If you live outside of Jackson, Mississippi, call my Toll-Free Line at 866-991-1555.

Or you can e-mail me at at clarence@guthriefirm.com.