Personal Guns Defeat Two Florida Car Jackings by Same Attacker

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Personal Guns Defeat Two Florida Car Jackings by Same Attacker

USA –-( WSVN TV 7 & WJXT Fox 30, report 06-12-18 in Jacksonville, Florida, the incident began when a 36 year old suspect robbed a Walmart liquor store, and attempted to flee in a silver Ford SUV.

Witnesses said the vehicle would not start, so he first tried to carjack a male driver at knifepoint, cutting him on his arms and legs.

That driver said “I reached in between my glove box and my console, between my seats, reached down and got my weapon and brandished it for him. He was like, ‘Don’t shoot me.’ I was like, ‘Then get out of here.’”

The suspect then jumped into the passenger seat of a woman’s car in a Starbucks drive-thru. Police said the woman got out of her car and grabbed a pistol from her trunk, pointing it at and he ran off.

Ultimately, police found their suspect inside the bathroom of a Supercuts. He surrendered without résistance.

According to an arrest report, the 36 year old told police, “The reason I was running and did this was because somebody was after me.”

He is charged him with strong-arm robbery, carjacking with weapon, aggravated battery w/ a deadly weapon and trespassing. He is currently being held on a bond of $91,512.


This guy tried to carjack two people and both pulled out guns to protect themselves.

Gotta love all those armed citizens in Florida!

Bob Irwin
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  • 14 thoughts on “Personal Guns Defeat Two Florida Car Jackings by Same Attacker

        1. @Bill, that is not escalation. You have a Civil Right to meet deadly force with deadly force… any deadly force… of the defender’s choice. Some one uses deadly force against you, in this case a knife, you can respond by throwing a rock, employing a club, throwing a spear, employing poison, machine gun, noose, grenade, what ever the defender chooses. You may want to think about that next time you throw rocks at someone.

      1. James Coats, I agree! If the first guy had killed him we taxpayers wouldn’t have to pay his attorney fees, court costs, and incarceration. If someone cut me I’d assume he was going to do worse if I didn’t kill him, so I’d shoot to kill. Maybe the guy didn’t want blood all over his car.

    1. Interesting both of these armed defenders had their guns elsewhere than ON their persons. But, they did their jobs well enough.

      Maybe this perp now has enough information to assist him in the making of a better informed decision about how he passes his time. Nice work, folks!!

    2. I am surprised he survived the first encounter, after cutting the guy on his arms and legs. Wouldn’t have been so lucky every time he tried that…

      1. Shooting an unarmed man running away from one should be left to people like Ted Nugent.
        Shooting an unarmed man that can’t would constitute an extrajudicial execution.

        1. Hay Bill If your going to use big phrases like extrajudicial execution at least know what it mean. An extrajudicial killing (also known as extrajudicial execution) is the killing of a person by governmental authorities without the sanction of any judicial proceeding or legal process. Also you missed the part about this situation going down in “Florida”. We have one of the best stand your ground laws in the nation. As far as the gentleman who got cut up, in this state someone doing you grievous harm with a knife is more than enough reason to stand your ground and award said attacker with a quick dirt nap. Thankfully Florida does not require nonsense duty to retreat rules as other states.

          1. You also seem to have a death wish to get washed out to sea and/or contract some deadly mosquito borne virus or another. I doubt that any reptile would find you appetizing, too hide bound.
            Extrajudiciality does not require the deed be done by a lawman, just no court order.

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