June 24, 2024

OTTAWA — A 42-year-old Franklin County man survived a carjacking that originated west of Ottawa Monday morning. The Franklin County Sheriff’s office said the man stopped to help a woman walking along the highway in the 1700 block of K-68 west of Ottawa. When the woman got into his car, she pulled a gun and ordered him to go Kansas City. When they got to I-635 and State Avenue she ordered him to drive into a parking lot and get out. She took his car and he was left uninjured. The sheriff’s department said the car is a gold-colored 1998 Ford Escort with a Kansas firefighter license plate. Franklin county Crime Stoppers said if you know something about this crime or any crime committed in Franklin County, you should call Crime Stoppers at 1-888-311-TIPS. Callers can remain anonymous.

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