Delivery driver in New Orleans' French Quarter foils carjacker

Lorenzo Casso was arrested Wednesday on a charge of attempted carjacking.

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Lorenzo Casso was arrested Wednesday on a charge of attempted carjacking. New Orleans Police Department

Credit: New Orleans Police Department

Credit: New Orleans Police Department

A delivery truck driver in New Orleans thwarted a would-be carjacker by locking the man inside his vehicle, police said.

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The truck driver was making a delivery in the French Quarter around 9 a.m. Wednesday when he said a man tried to take the vehicle, WGNO reported.

Police said Lorenzo Casso, 29, was inside the back of the truck. When Casso was asked to leave the truck, he allegedly pushed the driver aside and got behind the wheel, the television station reported.

The delivery man struggled with Casso and grabbed the keys from the ignition and locked him inside the vehicle, WGNO reported.

Police arrived and arrested Casso, who was charged with one count of attempted carjacking, the television station reported.