Man accused of using fake gun to steal real car

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A Los Angeles man faces an attempted carjacking charge after allegedly using a fake gun to steal a real car.

Humberto Anayaescamilla, a 53-year-old Mechanic, was arrested shortly after 7:20 p.m. Friday by deputies with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station on suspicion of attempted carjacking.

“On Friday, July 21, 2017, around 6:15 p.m. deputies responded to a “man with gun” call at a business parking lot located on the 19300 block of Golden Valley Road, Canyon Country,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Shirley Miller told The Signal.

“The caller stated that a male Hispanic had pointed a firearm at a female and was now hiding in the bushes,” she said.

“The victim said that when she was at her vehicle, the suspect demanded her keys and held what appeared to be a black handgun. The suspect was located and detained by deputies who had responded to the emergent call,” Miller said.

Deputies responding to the call found a replica black firearm in a bush near the incident, she said.

“Upon inspection the firearm turned out to be a pellet gun,” she said.

Anayaescamilla was arrested with bail set at $100,000.

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