A Sugar Hill man was involved in a wreck that incapacitated his vehicle before he attempted to hijack multiple vehicles at the intersection of Nelson Brogdon Boulevard and Broadmoor Boulevard in Sugar Hill.
On Oct. 19, 2021, dispatch received a call about a single-vehicle accident at the intersection. As an officer was approaching, he was notified over the radio that a white male wearing a white shirt and black pants was believed to be the driver and was attempting to hijack vehicles, according to the incident report.
When the officer arrived on scene he saw the man matching the description of the driver, identified as Cameron Alan McCain, 29, of Sugar Hill, attempting to hijack a car.
The officer pulled his patrol car in front of the car McCain was attempting to hijack and exited his vehicle. The officer pulled his service weapon and ordered McCain to get on the ground. McCain refused to cooperate, asked the officer to shoot him and started walking toward other vehicles that were stopped at the intersection.
At that point, the officer holstered his service weapon and drew his stun gun on McCain, once again ordering him to the ground. McCain refused to comply and told the officer he was going to take the officer’s patrol car.
The officer activated the stun gun on McCain and he dropped to the ground. McCain was able to get back onto his feet as the officer was attempting to gain control of him. The officer was forced to deploy a second stun gun cartridge on McCain as additional officers arrived to assist. The officers were able to subdue McCain and put him in handcuffs.
Eyewitness accounts said McCain had run over a pedestrian sign incapacitating his vehicle. According to eyewitnesses, McCain then attempted to hijack a semi-truck and two additional vehicles.
One of the victims said she was stopped at the traffic light at the intersection when McCain approached her vehicle and attempted to open her door. The victim was able to drive away as McCain hung onto her vehicle for a short time before eventually letting go.
Another attempted hijacking victim told the officer she too was at the traffic light at the intersection of Nelson Brogdon Boulevard and Broadmoor Boulevard when McCain approached her. He opened her door, reaching over her to try to remove her seat belt. After a short altercation between McCain and the victim, she was able to flee as well. She later noticed scratch marks on her neck that she said McCain had caused.
McCain was treated at a local hospital for unspecified injuries due to the stun gun deployments and later was taken to the Gwinnett County Jail.
McCain was charged with two counts of felony hijacking a motor vehicle, simple battery, hit and run and an unsafe lane change. He remained in custody without bond as of press time.