Suspect arrested after hero stops attempted carjacking at KFC in Pittsfield Township

Posted at 4:20 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 07:02:06-05

PITTSFIELD TWP., Mich. (WXYZ) — A man is being hailed a hero after preventing an attempted carjacking in the parking lot of a KFC in Pittsfield Township on Feb. 26.

Michael Garrison recalls sitting in his Dodge Charger Tuesday at 6 p.m. when he heard a woman scream and saw a white sedan speeding in his direction. When he got out, Garrison says he saw 28-year-old Michael Scott in the driver's seat of the white car. Garrison says Scott forced his way inside the vehicle, kicking out a young woman who was frantically begging for help.

After Garrison confronted the suspect, he says Scott ran off and jumped over a cement wall. Police later found Scott in Ann Arbor. He now faces life behind bars, charged with two counts of felony carjacking and two counts of auto theft. Police say Scott also attempted to carjack another woman nearby prior to the incident at KFC. However, a witness helped stop him in similar fashion.

Before that, Scott was also tied to two other stolen vehicle incidents.

Garrison says he doesn't think of himself as a hero, but rather only someone who would intervene to help another person.