9:32:35 PM'Did you hear about the Boston Marathon explosion? I did that': Chilling words of bomber to carjacking victim.. NOT!
22 April 2013 (Recap)
Unidentified victim claims brothers demanded cash and his ATM card.
Showed him the bullets in their gun so he'd know they were serious.
Victim escaped when they stopped at a gas station.
Court records reveal the chilling moment police believe the Tsarnaev brothers revealed themselves as the Boston Marathon bombers to a terrified carjacking victim.
The driver, unidentified in court records, told police a man approached and tapped on his passenger-side window. When he rolled down the window, the man reached in, opened the door, and entered the victim's vehicle.
The man pointed a gun at him and said: 'Did you hear about the Boston explosion?' and 'I did that.'
He then removed the magazine from his gun to show the victim the bullets.
'I am serious,' he said.
He then directed him to pick up a second man at another location.
Court records do not specify the identity of the initial carjacker, but after reviewing surveillance video authorities believe the men were Tamerlan and Dzkhoar Tsarnaev,
In his first comments since the night of violence,the driver said he was spared because he 'wasn't American.
The man described Tamerlan and Dzkhoar Tsarnaev as 'brutal and cautious' during the terrifying time he was their hostage. He said the two spoke to each other in a foreign language and demanded money from him.
After he handed over $45, they asked for his ATM card and password as well.
They then tried to withdraw money from his account.
The driver said he was able to escape from the clutches of the bombers after they became distracted.
He ran to a gas station where he told the night clerk to all police.
Speaking to NBC News the motorist, who did not want to be identified, said the brothers told him they would not kill him because he wasn't American.
The nationality of the driver, who has not been identified, is not known.
A portion of the police report into the incident obtained by the Wall St Journal reads: 'The victim told police he was driven to a Shell Gas Station on Memorial Drive in Watertown. Inside the car, the brothers 'declared to [the victim] that they were the Boston Marathon bombers and would not kill him because he wasn't American.
'When the victim saw an opportunity to flee, he ran to a nearby gas station where he asked the owner to call 911.
'The driver's comments about being spared reinforce investigators views that the attack masterminded by 26 year old Tamerlan was aimed at killing as many American's as possible.
He is believed to have been radicalized over the last two and carried out the attack after becoming disillusioned about his life in America.
Family and friends are convinced he brainwashed his younger brother into taking part in the terror plot.
Prior to the car-jacking the brothers had shot dead a MIT campus police officer Sean Collier as he sat in his patrol car.
The terrified motorist had little choice but to surrender his car to the brothers at gunpoint.
While being held hostage in the vehicle the brothers told him that they planned to go New York.
FBI agents investigating the bombing believe further attacks were planned as they had other pressure cooker bombs and grenades.( But where is the evidence they had them?)
The motorist was able to escape into a 24 hour Shell garage on Memorial Drive, Cambridge, where he was able to alert authorities.
The brothers made no attempt to shoot at the fleeing driver.
His cell phone was still in the car and police were able to determine its location by pinging signal to it.
The car was tracked to Watertown where after a fierce gun-battle Tamerlan was captured.
He was killed after his younger brother "allegedly" ran over him after aiming the stolen SUV at a small group of officers who were handcuffing the alleged bomber.
Dzhokhar later abandoned the police car and fled on foot, taking refuge in the boat where he was later discovered.
Police sources said the driver of the Mercedes knows he is lucky to be alive.
'Considering they were killing people at will, he know he is lucky they did not shoot him,' said the source.
'They had just killed a police officer so had no worries about killing again. He is very lucky.'
By Paul Thompson In Boston
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