What I don't understand is why on earth would they leave an alleged hostage in an unlocked hijacked vehicle while they BOTH walked into the gas station to buy snacks in the midst of a car jacking? It doesn't make sense they would both exit the vehicle at that point to time leaving the hostage unattended after they held him hostage at gun point for apparently over an hour. And then nonchalantly just left him to buy snacks.
That article is wrong. They didn't both leave the vehicle. DT left, and TT put the gun in the pocket of the car door while he fiddled with the GPS. That's when the hostage made a run for it. Still pretty stupid, but thankfully he did it so the hostage was able to escape.