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(KSL News) -- A U-Haul driver picked up two hitchhikers, and they immediately carjacked him.
They got in, pushed the driver out and took off.
As police chased them, they slowed down, and an officer managed to grab onto the driver side. But the car jacker drove off with the officer still holding on. One of the car jackers punched the officer, knocking him to the ground.
Eventually, police caught up, and arrested both suspects. The officer who fell from the car has minor injuries.
Police are warning against picking up hitchhikers, saying while car jackings happen all year, they happen more often in the summer.