Disturbing new video footage shows two teenage girls accused of carjacking and killing an UberEats driver speeding off in the man’s car as he hangs off the side of the vehicle before being flung to his death.
Mohammad Anwar, 66, died on Tuesday after being ejected from his Honda Accord in a violent carjacking in Washington, D.C.
The father-of-three from Springfield,
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Disturbing video footage shows two teenage suspects climbing out of the wreckage Tuesday after crashing a stolen car. The girls are accused of carjacking UberEats driver Mohammed Anwar, 66, of Springfield, Virginia
Video shows the teenage girls attempting to run away as Anwar lay motionless on the sidewalk after being ejected from the car. National Guard troops detained suspects, aged 13 and 15, until police arrived
The 90-second clip begins with Anwar struggling to regain control of his car after the two girls have already made their way inside.
‘They’re thieves,’ he is heard saying as he attempts to pull the girl out of the driver seat of the parked car. ‘This is my car!’
The teen suddenly accelerates, sending the car speeding down the 1200 block of Van Street SE with Anwar still clinging on to the driver side’s door.
Anwar, an immigrant from Pakistan, leaves behind his wife, three grown children and four grandchildren
At one point, the car is seen smashing into a metal fence from its left side, crushing the delivery driver between the barrier and car door.
As the car continues to speed off into the distance, a screeching sound is heard followed by a loud crash.
The bystander filming the incident runs over to the site of the crash to find the car rolled over and the two girls climbing out of the wreckage.
Anwar’s body can be seen lying motionless on the corner on the sidewalk, as witnesses scramble to get help.
Two National Guardsmen who were in the area removed the juvenile suspects from the overturned car and detained them until police responded to the scene and arrested them.
Anwar was eventually rushed to a hospital but could not be saved. He was ejected onto the sidewalk and sustained fatal injuries, including head trauma and broken bones.
The Metropolitan Police Department described the suspects in the felony murder and armed carjacking as a 13-year-old girl from Southeast DC, and a 15-year-old girl from Fort Washington, Maryland. They have not been named because they are juveniles.
The graphic video clip begins with Anwar attempting to pull one of the suspects out of the driver seat
The girl then accelerates while Anwar is still hanging off from the left side of the car, sending the vehicle speeding down the road. At one point, the car is seen smashing into a metal fence (right) from its left side, crushing the delivery driver between the barrier and car door
Family members said Anwar immigrated to the US from Pakistan in 2014 and worked in food delivery to provide for his wife, three adult children and four grandchildren.
‘The family is devastated by this senseless crime,’ relatives said in a statement. ‘Mohammad Anwar was a father, a grandfather, a husband, a brother, and uncle beloved by many here in the United States and in Pakistan, his birth country.’
The two suspects made their initial court appearance on Wednesday, reported
Prosecutors claimed that the teenage girls got into Anwar’s Honda and set the gear into drive while the victim was wedged between the driver’s seat and the door.
The car then sped down Van Street SE as Anwar was hanging from it. According to prosecutors, when the Honda struck something, the door swung back and hit Anwar.
When the car made a sharp right turn onto North Street SE, Anwar became airborne and landed on the ground before his Honda crashed into two parked cars.
The Honda flipped on its side after hitting something and causing Anwar to be ejected onto the sidewalk
National Guard troops pulled the girls, ages 13 and 15, from the victim’s overturned car. One of them is pictured in an orange sweatshirt just steps away from the victim’s body
A judge concluded that the two teen girls pose a threat to the community and are a potential flight risk, and ordered them detained pending their next court appearance scheduled for March 31.
Meanwhile, the victim’s niece has launched a
‘Words can not describe how our family is feeling currently,’ Lehra Bogino wrote in the campaign’s description.
‘Devastation, confusion, shock, anger, heartache, and anguish are just a few that come to mind. We will carry him with us always, but it doesn’t take the pain away of losing him so tragically and so unexpectedly soon.’