Woman pumping gas gets carjacked at gunpoint; 3 men arrested following 70-mile high-speed chase in Atascosa County

Victim was driving loaner car she didn’t want because it was ‘sporty,’ didn’t want to attract attention, Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar says

SAN ANTONIO – Three men were arrested Tuesday in connection with a carjacking and chase that began in north Bexar County and ended 70 miles later in Atascosa County.

BCSO identified the three suspects as Adrian James Garcia, Isael Aaron Hernandez and Moses Juaqin Osby.

Garcia is charged with aggravated robbery and unauthorized use of a vehicle. His bonds total $90,000.

Hernandez is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle, attempting to take a weapon from a police officer, assault of a public servant causing bodily injury and aggravated robbery. His bonds total $180,000. Jail records show he was out on bond from July 2023 incidents of theft of a firearm and unlawful carrying of a weapon.

Osby is charged with unauthorized use of a vehicle and evading arrest/detention with a vehicle. His bonds total $45,000.

Mugshots Left to Right: Adrian James Garcia, Isael Aaron Hernandez, Moses Juaquin Osby (BCSO/KSAT)

According to Bexar County Sheriff Javier Salazar, a woman was pumping gasoline at a Quick Trip convenience store at 9110 Tarpon Drive near Fair Oaks Ranch shortly before 7 a.m. Tuesday, when a vehicle with two men inside pulled up.

Moments later, one of the men got out of the vehicle with an AR-15 style pistol, pointed it at the woman’s face and demanded the purple Dodge Charger she was driving, Salazar said.

The two men took off in the vehicle, which was a loaner car from a car dealership that had a GPS tracking device, Salazar said. In fact, the woman told the dealership that she didn’t want the car because it was sporty and she didn’t want to attract attention, the sheriff said.

The woman was not injured in the dramatic ordeal and sought shelter in a vehicle that was parked behind her.

The two men picked up a third man and led Bexar County sheriff’s deputies on a chase that reached speeds of 120 mph, Salazar said.

As the car entered Atascosa County, deputies with the Atascosa County Sheriff’s Office, DPS troopers and a DPS helicopter joined in the pursuit.

The chase ended when spike strips were deployed on Interstate 37 south of Pleasanton, disabling the vehicle and causing it to stop, Salazar said.

The trio of men, who Salazar called “idiots,” were arrested and will face several charges, including aggravated assault and evading arrest.

Salazar said the men stole the vehicle just to go on a joyride and targeted that part of the county because they wanted “to steal a fancy car.”

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