Carjacking fail: Suspect targets unmarked cop car occupied by armed detectives

Dominique Albert

Dominique Albert, 27.

A 27-year-old man is behind bars after an incredibly unsuccessful carjacking in St. Petersburg, Florida, Thursday night.

According to criminal complaint, Dominique Albert approached a parked car around 9:45 p.m, swung open the passenger side door and threatened the occupants with a large steak knife.

Unfortunately for Albert, the vehicle was an unmarked cop car and the two men sitting inside were plainclothes detectives – both of whom were armed.

The detectives were initially startled by the intrusion, but quickly sprang to action with one pulling his service weapon and identifying himself as a police officer.

Albert, who was incidentally out on bond at the time, immediately ran away. The officers chased after him and after a brief pursuit, lengthy fight and jolt of a Taser, Albert was taken into custody.

Authorities discovered Albert to be in possession of two additional steak knives, although the report doesn’t indicate that he was on his way to dinner.

Albert is now being held on a $150,000 bond.

[ The Smoking Gun ]