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FCPD: Teen arrested for Tysons carjacking, victim hit by liquid candy

Outside a parking garage at Tysons Corner Center (staff photo by Angela Woolsey)

A Maryland teen was arrested last night (Thursday) for a carjacking at Tysons Corner Center where the victim was hit by a mystery fluid that turned out to be candy.

The 14-year-old and another teenager stole a BMW X5 yesterday from a man who was sitting in the SUV while parked in one of the mall’s garages, the Fairfax County Police Department said.

Detectives with the department’s Tysons Urban Team responded to the incident at 6:23 p.m.

“Two juvenile suspects approached the victim, an adult man, who was sitting in his car, and knocked on his window,” police said. “When the victim exited his car, the juveniles threatened to throw ‘acid’ on the victim.”

One of the teens then got into the vehicle, while the other threw a green liquid on the victim before they fled the scene, according to police.

Contrary to the threat, the liquid did “not appear to be caustic,” and no injuries were reported, the FCPD said in a tweet last night. Detectives have now identified the substance as “liquid sour candy,” per an update released today.

The 14-year-old who has been arrested was spotted fleeing in the stolen vehicle by an off-duty detective with D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department, according to the FCPD. The teen entered Maryland, where they were taken into custody by Montgomery County police.

Police are still looking for the second teen, who’s described as a boy with short black hair. The FCPD says he was wearing black pants, a black shirt, and red and white sneakers.

The FCPD advises anyone with information to call 703-246-7800, option 5, or submit a tip through Crime Solvers, which can be reached by phone (1-866-411-TIPS) or online.