A Kansas City, Kan., man identified by witnesses because of his heavily tattooed face has pleaded guilty to a federal carjacking charge.
Nathaniel N. Germany Jr., 27, admitted in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, Kan., that he took a man’s car at gunpoint Sept. 1 from 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 and neck.
A week later, Germany returned to the gas station. The clerk who had witnessed the carjacking recognized him and asked if he knew anything about the carjacking.
When he answered no, according to court documents, the clerk said she thought he did and told him she was calling the police.
The clerk was protected behind bullet-resistant glass and activated a switch that locked the front door with Germany inside. He pulled out a .40-caliber handgun and shot out the door’s glass to escape.
After Kansas City, Kan., police released surveillance camera images from the gas station, several witnesses, including Germany’s Kansas parole officer, identified him, according to court documents.
On Friday, Germany pleaded guilty to the carjacking charge and a charge of using a firearm during a crime of violence, according to court records.
His sentencing will be scheduled after a presentence investigation.