ASHLAND, Mass. (AP) -- An Ashland man whose alleged carjacking attempt was thwarted by the intended victim and a Good Samaritan has been held without bail.

Prosecutors say 23-year-old Louis Torres approached a man outside a supermarket Sunday, told him he had a gun and demanded his car keys.

The MetroWest Daily News reports Torres punched the man and hit him with a backpack, before the victim fought back and subdued Torres with the help of a passer-by.

The victim held Torres until police arrived. No gun was found.

Torres faces several charges, including armed carjacking.

Torres, who represented himself at arraignment, did not argue for bail and told the judge he intends to plead guilty. The judge said he could not plead guilty in District Court because the charges are Superior Court matters.


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