9/15/2017 A gun-toting gang member carjacked a U.S. Postal Service van Friday morning, but the fleet-footed mail carrier managed to chase down the van and foil the theft in southeast Fresno.
The mailman was delivering mail on Maple Avenue between Huntington Boulevard and Kings Canyon Road at about 11 a.m. when he felt someone jump onto the bumper of the van.
The suspect, identified by police as James Gay, a 35-year-old Sanger Bulldog gang member, came into the van through the driver’s side door, pulled the carrier from the driver’s seat and threw him to the ground. Fresno Police Lt. Stephen Viveros said that as Gay started to drive away, the carrier caught up to the van and was able to shift the transmission into park and remove the ignition key.