A restaurant delivery driver has spoken exclusively to NBC Boston in the wake of a violent carjacking on June 21.
Haishan Peng, who works for Dumpling House in Boston's Back Bay, said that he was sitting in his SUV, waiting for his shift to begin, when a stranger banged on his window with what looked like a police baton.
"The first time he hits my car, I'm just confused," said Peng. "He just said, 'get out of the car.' I'm just confused."
Although Peng initially thought the man might be a police officer, he quickly realized what was happening.
Alejandro Trigo, the man arrested and charged with the carjacking, apparently hit Peng in the head, arms, and hands with the baton. He is still heavily battered and bruised.
Peng tried to grab Trigo's weapon, but Trigo managed to enter the car.
"I'm trying to stop him but he drives the car forward," said Peng.
Peng was dragged by the car while still fighting back before Trigo broke free of him and drove away. Trigo's ride ended quickly when he crashed the SUV into an MBTA bus in Cambridge, Mass.
"I feel he's a bad guy," said Peng, who is grateful that he's OK.