Great Neck Man Used Fake Gun in Carjacking Try, Cops Say

A Great Neck man has been arrested for trying to carjack a driver while brandishing a fake handgun in Manorhaven on Thursday evening, Nassau County police said.

Edward Sedaghati was charged with attempted kidnapping, menacing, possession of a weapon and unlawful possession of marijuana.

Police said the 29-year-old man was wearing a ski mask when he got into the passenger side of a Chevrolet parked in the driveway of a Sintsink Drive East home and pulled out the fake gun when the victim pushed the suspect out of the vehicle at 5:35 p.m.

The victim gained control of the weapon as a passerby helped the victim hold Sedaghati until officers arrived to take him into custody, police said.

Authorities said they recovered an imitation handgun, gravity knife, duct tape, tie wraps and a bag containing marijuana. The victim was not injured.

Sedaghati will be arraigned Friday at First District Court in Hempstead.

The incident occurred an hour before police said a Franklin Square man caught a drunken man stealing his Honda CRV while it was warming up in the victim’s driveway.

In that case, 42-year-old John Brito of Franklin Square was also held by the victim and a passerby until officers arrived and found the suspect to be under the influence of alcohol, police said.

Brito will be arraigned Friday on charges of robbery, driving while intoxicated and driving without a license.