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Teens carjacked at gunpoint in Mt. Washington Kroger parking lot

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Kaitlyn Ashby Kaitlyn Ashby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Four teens say they were carjacked at gunpoint in the Kroger parking lot in Mt. Washington early Sunday morning.

"It kind of took me a minute to realize, 'oh there's a gun in my face,'" Kaitlyn Ashby said.

Ashby says one of the guys came up to her car window, asked what she was doing, then pulled the gun and told her to get out of the car.

Zane Hardesty was in the passenger seat.

"I couldn't believe it was happening, but I still knew it was there, and I didn't want to fight with him or anything or cause any trouble," he said. "So I just got out and just let him take the car, because there's no sense in fighting with someone with a gun."

Ashby says she and her friends got out of the car and tried to stay calm while watching the suspects drive through the parking lot. The teens then ran to a nearby bank and hid in the shrubs, laying down to hide from the suspects. They called 911, and police arrived quickly.

Mt. Washington police found the suspects driving the stolen car north on Bardstown Road in Jefferson County. They continued on the Gene Snyder and exited onto Taylorsville Road. The car then hit a guard rail at the intersection of Taylorsville Road and Old Taylorsville Road.

The driver was a 14-year-old girl. The passenger was a 16-year-old boy.

"I don't understand why they would do anything like that," said Eric Bland, who was in the backseat during the carjacking. "What was going through their minds stealing a car at that age?"

Both suspects are charged robbery, fleeing or evading police and wanton endangerment. Police are still trying to figure out if any other suspects were involved.

Since the car is totaled, the family is hoping the insurance will cover the cost.

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