Man carjacked ride-share driver after argument over whether his dog could be in the car, Washington, D.C., police say

A 19-year-old man accused of stealing a ride-share vehicle after he argued with the driver about his dog was arrested Wednesday, police in Washington, D.C., said.

The man was charged with unarmed carjacking and robbery, the Metropolitan Police Department said in a statement.

The incident occurred shortly after 7 a.m. Sunday, when the ride-share driver picked up the suspect and the suspect tried to bring his dog into the vehicle, police said.

“When the victim told the suspect that his dog was not allowed in the car, the suspect threatened to mace the victim,” police said. “During the altercation, the suspect assaulted the victim, dragged her from the car, robbed her of her phone, and fled in the victim’s vehicle.”

The man was being held at a police station Wednesday night, a representative at the facility said.

It was not immediately clear whether he had retained an attorney who could speak on his behalf.

Antonio Planas

Antonio Planas is a breaking news reporter for NBC News Digital. 

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