Daniel Bertrand of Houston, Texas, was on a date night with his wife when their car was rear-ended in a parking garage outside the Galleria. One of the passengers in the other vehicle got out on the pretense of apologizing, but he soon jumped into the couple’s car and started trying to drive away. When Bertrand pulled him out of the driver’s seat, the would-be carjacker violently beat him away and tried a second time to escape.
Bertrand pulled him out again and this time drew a firearm on the suspect. The man jumped back into the car with his accomplices and left the scene immediately. “I think it was the biggest surprise of his life,” said Bertrand. “His eyes got really big.”