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14-year-old girls charged with carjacking, assaulting pizza delivery driver

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Posted at 7:18 PM, Nov 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-01 19:18:47-04

Two 14-year-old girls are accused of robbing and car-jacking a pizza delivery driver in Ypsilanti Township have been charged as adults.

The girls have both been charged with 1 count of carjacking, 1 count of armed robbery and 2 counts of resisting and obstructing.

Officials say one of the girls is also charged with tampering with an electronic device after allegedly removing her tether. The other girl, who police are calling the driver, is also facing another fleeing charge and a reckless driving charge.

The crime spree happened on October 27 on the 900 block of Davis Street. Deputies from the Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and originally only knew it was a carjacking and robbery.

They were surprised to learn who they were looking for in connection to the crime. 

Investigators said the driver worked at Happy’s Pizza. The 45-year-old man suffered serious injuries and had to be hospitalized.  

According to investigators the 14-year-old girls hit the man in the head and the face with a black metal object and then stole the man’s car.

"Deputies spotted that vehicle and attempted to pull it over.  A short pursuit followed, the girls actually jumped out of the vehicle fled on foot, but they were caught pretty quickly,” said Derrick Jackson with Washtenaw County Sheriff’s Office. 

Jackson said the pair is being held at a juvenile detention facility.  He said there are still a lot of unanswered questions. 

"When there's two young ladies that do something like this, the first question I've gotten from several people who heard the story, 'what do you think was going on?  Why would someone do this', I have no idea, but it does raise the question,” said Jackson.

The pizza delivery driver is recovering and doing well, according to employees at the Happy’s Pizza off Michigan Ave. in Ypsilanti. 

The girls were denied bond and are due back in court on November 14.