Trials Competitor Cox A Victim Of Car Jacking Attempt

Josh Cox is safe, but frazzled after an attempted car jacking. Photo: Chron.com

It happened just as he arrived in Houston.

Josh Cox is safe, but frazzled after an attempted car jacking. Photo: Chron.com

American marathon and ultra marathon champion Josh Cox didn’t come to Houston to file a police report. Unfortunately, according to the Web site Chron.com, the U.S. 50K record holder Tweeted that someone tried to steal his car while he was in it.

“A guy just tried to car jack us. Walked up to the window w/ his hand in his jacket,” Cox penned. “We nearly ran him over, he hopped in his car chased us. He swerved at us, turned on his interior lights, signaled us to pull over-screaming, waving arms. We floored it, called 911.Welcome to Houston?”

Cox is hoping to be one of three Americans who will represent their country at the upcoming 2012 London Olympic Games this summer. Apparently, the attempted car jacking took place near Bush International airport.

“Definitely on the insane side of things,” he wrote. “Here’s hoping for a less eventful next couple of days! Heart rate went through the roof! Thankfully, everyone is fine.”

For More: Chron.com

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