Man carjacked, stabbed, shoes stolen in Pittsburgh assault |

Man carjacked, stabbed, shoes stolen in Pittsburgh assault

Megan Guza
Marin Oreski

Police issued a warrant Monday for a woman who allegedly repaid a favor by beating and carjacking the man who gave her a ride, leaving him with no shoes and a series of stab wounds.

David Legrande flagged down Pittsburgh police officers on patrol in West Oakland shortly before 2 a.m. Friday and alleged he’d been beaten up and stabbed with a screwdriver by a woman named Marin Oreski, according to the criminal complaint.

He said he gave Oreski, who he has known for about two years, a ride from a Downtown bus stop earlier that night, according to the complaint. With her was a man Legrande knew only as Ty.

Legrande said he lent Oreski $50 because she was trying to get to Florida to see her children, and he dropped the pair off on Deraud Street, according to the complaint. That’s when he was allegedly attacked and carjacked.

He told police the pair tried to stuff him into the trunk of his own car, a silver Dodge Charger with a loud exhaust, according to the complaint. The car had just passed the officers moments before Legrande flagged them down. Police said a woman was driving, and one identified her as Oreski after Legrande showed them her photo.

Paramedics found several puncture wounds on Legrande’s legs consistent with being stabbed with a screwdriver, police wrote.

Megan Guza is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Megan at 412-380-8519, [email protected] or via Twitter @meganguzaTrib.