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Only on 5: Diabetic speaks about being carjacked during coma

By Jason Miles - bio | email

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Alexander McKinney's Chevy Silverado is back in front of his Northaven home one week after it was carjacked while he was passed out behind the wheel.

"Thank God I'm here," said McKinney.

McKinney is a diabetic and does not recall anything about the crime.  He only remembered what happened before and after.

"I was smoking a cigarette and then I was at The MED," said McKinney.  "Nothing in between," he added.

The carjacking happened near the corner of Castex and Pretoria in South Memphis.  McKinney was in the neighborhood to visit his mother.

Thanks to a witness and police reports, McKinney learned the carjacking was committed by three teens who saw his diabetic coma as an opportunity.

"Somehow I ended up in the middle of the street," said McKinney.  "My breathing was shallow," he added.  "And they took off," said McKinney.

Police said 18 year-old DeAngelo Sanders and two 16 year-old boys are the ones who actually removed McKinney from the driver's seat and spent several days joy-riding in his truck.

"It's just the simple thought that my life could have been taken -- in an instant," said McKinney.

McKinney forgives the trio now charged with the crime.

"I can blame them for it cause it's not the right position to catch a person in and do something to them, you know," said McKinney.

McKinney said this is the first time he has blacked out due to Diabetes.  He has an injury on his foot but does not know how it got there.

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