Man charged with kidnapping after carjacking attempt in Madison

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A man has been charged after a carjacking and kidnapping at a Madison gas pump Tuesday afternoon. 

It happened just before 4 p.m. at the gas pumps at the Kroger located at 200 Gallatin Pike South. 

Metro police reported the victim was walking around the rear of his vehicle when 46-year-old Bryant Burgess jumped into the car and started to drive off with his five-year-old son in the backseat. 

When Burgess got into the driver’s seat, the boy reportedly asked him, “Why are you in my dad’s car?” 

The victim chased after the car, opened the driver’s side door and yanked Burgess out before running after the car, which was continuing to roll away, according to police.  

Burgess ran off but officers patrolling the area were able to locate him in the 600 block of Gallatin Pike South and took him into custody.  

He told officers he never tried to steal the car and did not kidnap anyone, according to police.  

Burgess was booked into the Metro jail and charged with kidnapping, probation violation, theft of a vehicle and public intoxication. 

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