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Competency questioned for accused carjacker
November 20, 2012, 05:00 AM Daily Journal Staff Report

Criminal proceedings are on hold for a teen carjacking suspect after his attorney expressed doubts about his competency to stand trial for allegedly kidnapping a car seller using a fake gun and driving the bound man around Daly City.

Two court-appointed doctors will now evaluate Jeremy Jenkins, 20, to decide if he should be hospitalized or tried on charges of carjacking, kidnapping during a carjacking and second-degree robbery. Those reports and a decision are due Dec. 28.

Jenkins is accused of carjacking the seller of a Mustang after responding to the man’s Craigslist in April. After returning to the Daly City BART station from the test drive, Jenkins allegedly pulled a replica handgun and ordered the 26-year-old man to handcuff himself. Jenkins pulled a pillowcase over the man’s head and placed him in the back seat and demanded the pink slip, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

When the man said the pink slip was at home, Jenkins allegedly drove around for 20 minutes before pulling into a garage and having the man call his mother. The woman, sensing something was amiss when asked to bring the pink slip to the BART station, called 911. The police waited at the BART parking lot and when Jenkins arrived detained him at gunpoint. After his arrest, Jenkins told authorities he made "a stupid mistake,” according to prosecutors.

Jenkins remains in custody without bail.

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