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Carjacking victim has warning for other drivers

Atlanta police are investigating after a couple was a carjacked by three men using a technique called bump-and-jack.

Mark Hutto and his wife were driving back from date night on Wednesday night. It was just after 11 p.m. when Hutto said they were stopped at a red light at West Wesley and Howell Mill. He said the car behind them "tapped" their car, so he and his wife got out of their car to look at the possible damage.

Hutto said that's when the driver of the other car got out and pulled a gun.

"Pulled a pistol and pointed it to my head and basically said, 'Give me everything you got,'" said Hutto.

He said he had no doubt the man would have killed him.

"My kids flashed through my mind and I just wanted to get through it alive," said Hutto.

A total of three men got out of the other car, according to Hutto. He said he and his wife gave up their wallets and phones. The driver of the other car then drove off in their car with the other two men following behind.

A couple of good Samaritans drove up and called police.

Looking back on the evening, Hutto said he thinks the group targeted them along Habersham Road as he remembers a car driving really close and backing off a couple times.

Hutto also said knowing what he knows now, he would not have gotten out of the car.

"This is a nice area of town and you can't take things for granted. The right move for me would have been to drive to a lit area and called the police," said Hutto.

The couple was in a loaner vehicle, a white Buick Enclave.

The Huttos also said one of the suspects had dreadlocks.

Police said they are investigating if the crime is connected to a carjacking on April 26 in a parking garage in the 300 block of Pharr Road.

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