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Man Sentenced To 14 Years For Carjacking Neighbor

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CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A Frostburg man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison for carjacking his 71-year-old neighbor.

Jonathan Bittner, 30, apologized for hurting his neighbor and to his own family in court Tuesday.

The Times-News of Cumberland reports that the victim told police Bittner entered his home early April 28 and
beat him about the face and head while demanding cash.

Police say Bittner then forced the man into the victim’s car, got behind the wheel and crashed it on Interstate 68.

They say Bittner fled, leaving the victim to drive the disabled car to a Cumberland exit. He was found by a passer-by, bleeding and dressed only in his underwear and a T-shirt.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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