• Woman uses Facebook to lure man to carjacking, police say

    By: Shelby Sansone

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    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A woman was arrested and is behind bars after she helped carjack a man in Mitchell Heights, police say. 

    Police said she asked the victim for a ride through Facebook and agreed to pay him $10.

    Alexius Tynes is charged with carjacking.

    David Chase was not surprised a carjacking happened in the area.

    “They want easy money,” he said. “That come from selling drugs, to not going to work, to taking what’s not threes, taking what somebody worked hard for.”


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    Police said Tynes asked the victim to pick her up from her house and she’d give him $10 for the ride. 

    But when he got there, MPD said he was surrounded by three to four men all pointing handguns at him. 

    He told police one of the suspects pistol-whipped him and fired shots.

    They then drove away in his vehicle. 

    “We just got to get ready cause it’s here,” Chase said. “Memphis is the number one capital for crimes.”

    Court records said that Tynes admitted to being involved in the carjacking. 

    She is being held on a $50,000 bond.

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