A Philadelphia man is accused of carjacking a waitress as she left the Montgomery County Restaurant where she worked.
It happened early Sunday outside the Kitchen Bar on Old York Road in Abington. 53-year-old Reginald McNeill allegedly forced the 20-year-old woman into her car using pepper spray and then held her at knifepoint as he drove the car into Philadelphia. He went to Broad Street and Olney Avenue and tried to handcuff her, but she fought back, struggling for several minutes. After they both fell from the moving car he panicked and ran, and she got back into her car, drove away and called Police. McNeill was arrested Tuesday at a home in the city. He was just released from prison last year after serving 27 years for a 1978 rape and robbery, and police say they believe his latest victim would be dead if she had not fought back. He is being held at Montgomery County Prison in lieu of $2 million cash bail. The victim is recovering at home from minor injuries.