By CBSLA Staff

GARDEN GROVE (CBSLA) – Police arrested a man Friday night who is accused of attempting to carjack a vehicle with two men and a 9-year-old child inside.

According to authorities, 27-year-old Caesar Ceferino Cruz of Hemet attempted to take the vehicle just after 9 p.m. in a motel parking lot on Harbor Boulevard near Lampson Avenue.

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Police spotted Cruz about an hour later near Palm and Garden Grove Boulevard.

Cruz initially tried to run from police and dropped a 9mm semi-automatic “ghost gun,’ a firearm assembled from a kit with no serial numbers.

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After he jumped a fence in a residential neighborhood, police were able to capture him.

 

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