JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri Republican State Senator Bob Onder says carjacking in the state is a big problem.
“A problem that has been increasing at an epidemic rate,” Onder said.
During a Missouri Senate Committee Hearing Monday, Onder read an email from a retired St. Louis police lieutenant.
That officer’s niece was a victim of carjacking in Kansas City.
“He pressed a gun into my niece and threatened to kill her,” Onder read.
The carjacker pleaded guilty and spent four months in jail, and has 12 years of probation.