A Kansas man with distinctive facial tattoos allegedly shot his way out of a convenience store after the clerk recognized him from an earlier crime and locked the doors, according to court documents.
Federal prosecutors have charged Nathaniel N. Germany Jr., 26, of Kansas City, Kan., with armed carjacking and firearms violations in connection with the two crimes.
On Sept. 1, he allegedly pointed a handgun at a man’s neck and stole the man’s car outside a gas station in the 900 block of North Fifth Street in Kansas City, Kan.
The victim told police that the carjacker had a tattooed face.
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A week later, Germany allegedly returned to the gas station and went inside its store. A clerk who had witnessed the carjacking recognized him and attempted to lock him inside while she called police, according to court documents.
He allegedly pulled out a handgun and shot out the glass door to escape.
Police later arrested Germany and returned him to the Kansas Department of Corrections for a parole violation.
On Wednesday, prosecutors charged him in U.S. District Court with carjacking, using a firearm in a crime of violence and being a felon in possession of a firearm.