High Schoolers Charged After Carjacking And Kidnapping The Worst Possible Victim

Four Florida high school students were arrested for allegedly carjacking and kidnapping a federal agent who was vacationing with his family in Orlando. The suspects, ranging from 15 to 19-years-old, were taken into custody police say.

Armando Alaniz, who works for federal Bureau of Customs and Border Protection, was on vacation with his family in the International Drive tourist corridor when he was confronted at gunpoint while packing up his car, FOX News reported. Alaniz was then pistol-whipped, tied-up and forced into the backseat of his car. He was also robbed of his wallet.

Over the next two hours, the suspects — Gregory McDonald (who has been identified as 19 by Fox News but 18 by the Orlando Sentinel), Dante Askins, 18, and two other teens, ages 15 and 16 — allegedly drove around with the abducted agent before his wife contacted the vehicle with OnStar. The suspects then abandoned the SUV at a vacant drug house and fled, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

“The OnStar representative placed a call to the vehicle and heard someone screaming for help,” Sheriff Jerry Demings stated.

Askins, an alleged gang member, was arrested. Arrest records show Askins was found driving a stolen car less than a mile from the previous night’s carjacking, Orlando Sentinel reported.

The carjacking and kidnapping was Askin’s sixth arrest.

The 15-year-old suspect turned himself in at Orange County sheriff’s headquarters, accompanied by his parents. The 16-year-old suspect was arrested just hours later and McDonald was arrested soon after, according to Demings.

Photo credit: FOX News

“These high school students were playing a dangerous game, and they got caught playing a dangerous game,” Demings said. “If you are coming to our community with criminal intent, we want you to think twice about it.”

All four suspects are charged with armed kidnapping, carjacking with a car, and aggravated battery with a firearm.

The younger teens are being held at the state Juvenile Detention Center in Orlando while Askins remains held without bail in the Orange County Jail, Orlando Sentinel reported. It is unclear where McDonald is currently being held.

Demings said detectives are trying to determine whether all of the teens belong to gangs. He added that increased patrols will continue in the International Drive tourist distinct.

After the four suspects abandoned the vehicle with Alaniz trapped inside, the agent was able to slip out of his bonds. He later received four stitches to close a scalp wound from being pistol-whipped, records show.

Source: FOX News, Orlando Sentinel

Related Posts

I Discovered My Husband’s Secret Second Phone and Decided to Follow Him

My husband was perfect, or so I thought. He never seemed to hide anything from me, even letting me scroll through his texts to make sure I didn’t suspect a…

Wisconsin Dairy Queen Puts Up ‘Politically Incorrect’ Sign, Owner Stands By His Decision

A note that was written on the front window of a 9 Dairy Queen restaurant in Kewaskum, Wisconsin, attracted notice and is presently trending online. Therestaurant’s political incorrectness is boldly…

Mom of rare twins with Down syndrome shuts down critics with photo showing how beautiful they are

While the chances of giving birth to twins increased 72 percent between 1980 and 2018, it’s still pretty rare. About 33 out of every 1,000 births are twins. And what are…

Mrs. Parks Asked Her Class A Very Unusual Question, But Her Response In The End Is Hilarious(Just for Fun)

Mrs. Parks, the friendly science teacher, chose to teach her sixth-grade class a peculiar but instructive lesson in a tiny, well-lit classroom. “Class, can anyone tell me which human body part…

A 32-year-old woman was attacked by a polar bear after she jumped into their enclosure at the Berlin Zoo.

A polar bear assaulted a 32-year-old lady on Friday after she jumped into their cage at the Berlin Zoo when they were being fed. Before she was saved, she had…

Leave a Reply