After Bombing, Shooting, and Carjacking, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Didn’t Shoplift

After learning that his carjacking victim had escaped, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took time to return a handful of snacks.
After learning that his carjacking victim had escaped, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev took time to return a handful of snacks.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev faces 30 charges — 17 of which include the possibility of the death penalty — for his role in the Boston Marathon bombings and aftermath. But in a bizarre moment captured on video three days after the bombing, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev decided not to chance a shoplifting charge.

Surveillance video of carjacking victim Dun Meng’s daring escape shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev actively deciding to turn around and return snacks that he had not yet paid for.

Meng testified on Thursday that he was kidnapped and carjacked at gunpoint by the brothers on the evening of April 18, 2013. With Tamerlan Tsarnaev distracted in the driver’s seat and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev gathering snacks inside a gas station, Meng scrambled to flee the vehicle and make it to safety.

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The older Tsarnaev then rushed into the store to get his brother and leave the scene before police arrived.

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