After tips poured in from other law enforcement agencies, Tighe's name emerged hours after investigators released terrifying surveillance video of the female victim trying to overtake the carjacker identified as Tighe at a fuel pump as gasoline from the nozzle she uses to strike him rained down on them both.
Officials say the man was walking around the woman while she was pumping gas.
MA authorities are looking for the suspect who stole a woman's vehicle while she was pumping gas in Tewksbury.
Officers were called to the Circle K gas station at 1785 Andover St. Saturday at 7:24 p.m., for a report that a woman was dragged by a vehicle, and arrived to discover that the woman was carjacked as she was pumping gas, according to police.
The woman sprayed him and the vehicle with gasoline and continued to fight back.
"She said that her auto got stolen, someone took off with her vehicle", a gas station attendant told FOX25.
The man threatened that he had a weapon but none was seen, and the motorist was taken to the hospital but doesn't have life-threatening injuries, the newspaper reported.
The Lowell Sun reported that police were pursuing a "gas-soaked man". "He tried to close the door and she fought back".
Police said the stolen Mazda was recovered Saturday night in Lowell following a brief pursuit, after the driver bolted on foot.
Police have an arrest warrant charging the man with carjacking and assault and battery with a risky weapon. During the chase he drove over a curb and onto the sidewalk of a mall, blowing out a front tire, then losing control on a highway where he hit a police auto.