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Would-Be Carjacker Thwarted by Protective Mother in Dublin

Rex Ganoe was arrested after allegedly trying to carjack a woman in the Wendy's drive-through right after leading San Ramon police on a pursuit while in a stolen car.

Rex Ganoe, 39, was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly tried to carjack a mother and her two young children while they were in the drive-through in Dublin.

According to Dublin Police Lt. Steve Brown, a citizen flagged a Dublin Police unit in the area of Village Parkway and Dublin Boulevard to report a man had just fled after a collision on the freeway.

"Additional witnesses in the area reported that Ganoe had tried to get into their vehicles," said Brown. "One citizen reported that she had been in the Wendy's drive-through when Ganoe opened her driver's side door and demanded she take him to the hospital. The woman was afraid because her two young children were also in the car. She pulled her keys out of the ignition and was able to fight off Ganoe who fled."

Brown says the Dublin officers found and detained Ganoe and during their encounter with him, got word that he had just been invloved in a stolen vehicle pursuit with San Ramon police.

"Due to public safety concerns, San Ramon Police terminated the pursuit because Ganoe was driving southbound in the northbound lanes of I680," Brown commented. "San Ramon Police are handling the stolen vehicle and pursuit charges and CHP is handling the hit-and-run collision."

Ganoe is being held at the in Dublin.

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Bill Goodwin September 06, 2012 at 02:59 AM
He looks like a stellar citizen..
Pat Dowling September 07, 2012 at 07:31 PM
Gee, I wonder why he never gets past the first interview? He makes the ourangatan at the SF Zoo look like an Einstein...lol...
Shane September 18, 2012 at 06:32 AM
Your idiots, get a life, he's a drug addict you have no idea the lack of control that happens when you are addicted to meth....
Pat Dowling September 19, 2012 at 07:36 PM
I think Shane probably shares a "cage" with the ourangatan...
Tom September 19, 2012 at 09:12 PM
Of course Shane is the victim here he carrys no responsibility for his decisions or actions. I do not argue that drugs ruin lives but when you bring your madness to others I lose my sympathy. I also dont think prohibition serves us well but that is a debate perhaps for another time.
Pat Dowling September 21, 2012 at 09:09 PM
Agree completely, Tom. Drugs do indeed ruin lives but the buck has to stop somewhere when your addiction leads to the destruction of not only your life but others' as well.

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