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Carjacking becoming a youth 'sport' as numbers climb

Carjacking becoming a youth 'sport' as numbers climb

It was still dark at 6 a.m. as Terry Rawlings Sr. guided his cherry-red Acura CL through Southwest Baltimore. He was heading to the gym to lift weights before his shift as a truck driver.

The 51-year-old was on Washington Boulevard near Bayard Street when his car was rear-ended by a Nissan Altima.

He pulled over and stepped out to check the damage. Before him stood a young man about 6 feet tall in a long black jacket, black athletic pants and New Balance sneakers.

"This is my mom's car," he told Rawlings. "I'm going to be in trouble."

Rawlings turned to look at his rear bumper. He saw only slight damage.

"Well, look," he said....