The Boston Globe managed to track down the carjacking victim from last Thursday's thrill ride that ended with one of the Boston bombing suspects dead and the other in custody. Now, that hours-long car chase wrecked a lot of people's night. With news junkies glued to the police scanner and bloggers to their keyboards, it was an ordeal! But after reading the account of 26-year-old Chinese entrepreneur "Danny" who spent 90 minutes staring down the barrel of a gun while the Tsarnaev brothers ran from the Feds. So no matter how bad your night was, we can guarantee you one thing. Danny's night was worse.
It's a gripping story, even if you've read about the carjacking before. You should read it in full, especially since we've heard little else from the carjacking victim other than to say he was spared "wasn't American" — and apparently to tip off investigators about that would-be Times Square plot. Some details of his new accounting have been reported elsewhere, but there's definitely some new information to be had. What's perhaps more interesting among the many revelations is how the normal the Tsarnaev brothers were while driving around with their hostages. Comparing the chase to a Tarantino movie, the Globe's Eric Moskovitz recounts how the two young men were chatting casually about the usual stuff: "Girls, credit limits for students, the marvels of the Mercedes ML 350 and the iPhone 5, whether anyone still listens to CDs."