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CROWN POINT — An East Chicago man told police he blacked out while drinking Friday and did not remember carjacking a man in a McDonald's drive-through, crashing the stolen car or being captured by police, record allege.

Jody C. Skipper, 35, was charged Saturday with felony armed robbery, intimidation and auto theft, Lake Criminal Court records show.

Skipper is accused of approaching a man in a white 2005 Chevrolet Impala with a knife as the man ordered food in the drive-through at the McDonald's restaurant at 1811 E. Columbus Drive.

Skipper allegedly demanded a ride. When the man refused, Skipper used a racial slur against the man and threatened to kill him, court records say.

The man exited his vehicle with a shovel, and Skipper got in it and drove away, records say.

Police found the vehicle crashed in front of a city library and stopped Skipper as he ran away.

Skipper told police he was in Michigan City drinking apple-flavored Crown Royal and Bud Light earlier in the day and did not remember how he got to East Chicago, records say.

He allegedly told police he tends to black out when he drinks hard liquor.

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