A man in Chicago has refused to press charges against a group of teen assailants who stole his car at gunpoint — telling authorities that he “felt sorry” for them, according to reports.
The 28-year-old man had been shoveling snow out of a parking spot in West Town on Tuesday night when two of the attackers pulled guns on him, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The pair took money and keys out of his pockets before one took off in a Ford Fusion and the other in the man’s blue Lexus ES300, police said.
Several hours later, police spotted and pulled over the stolen Lexus in the South Austin neighborhood.
Officers arrested two teen boys, ages 19 and 15, and two teen girls, also ages 19 and 15.
But the carjacking victim declined to press charges against the group.
He told authorities that he “felt sorry for them” and they probably just needed a car, a source told the outlet CWB Chicago.
One of the four taken into custody, 19-year-old John Daniels, was arrested on an outstanding warrant, but the three others were released without charges, the outlets reported.