Police: Teen tried to steal car with owner inside

Police say just before 5 a.m. yesterday Jordan Jackson jumped into an unlocked car on Fullerton Avenue.

Police say just before 5 a.m. yesterday Jordan Jackson jumped into an unlocked car on Fullerton Avenue.

Police say just before 5 a.m. yesterday Jordan Jackson jumped into an unlocked car on Fullerton Avenue. (5/15/15)

UNIONDALE - A Uniondale teen has been arrested for allegedly trying to steal a running car and was caught after he was stopped by a person sleeping in the back seat. 

Police say just before 5 a.m. yesterday Jordan Jackson jumped into an unlocked car on Fullerton Avenue. 

As the teen drove, police say a 32-year-old man sleeping in the back seat woke up and starting fighting with Jackson. 

The car hit another car, drove onto a front lawn and hit a chain link fence. 

The man held the 17-year-old until police arrived. 

Jackson was charged with two counts of robbery, unlawful imprisonment, criminal mischief and reckless endangerment.

His bail was set at $10,000 bond or $5,000 cash.

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