Women carjack 95-year-old man who agreed to give them ride, deputies say

Vehicle found in Pine Hills

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. – The Orange County Sheriff's Office said they've arrested two women suspected of carjacking a 95-year-old man in Apopka.

Deputies said the victim was at a Save A Lot store on Sept. 22 when two women, later identified as Amber Harrison and Emily Subers, approached him to ask for a ride. The man agreed to drive them to a Walmart, but the women wouldn't get out of the vehicle when they arrived, according to the report.

Instead, the women "smoked dope" for about 30 minutes, then asked the victim to drive them to his home so they could sleep, records show.

Deputies said he refused, at which point Harrison started pushing him because she wanted to drive.

The victim let Harrison drive his gold Ford sedan to Rock Springs. When they arrived at a trailer park, the victim told Harrison and Subers they needed to get out of the vehicle, according to the affidavit.

A 95 year old man was carjacked outside a neighborhood grocery store in Orange County.

Harrison said she'd only get out of the vehicle if the victim did and Subers removed the keys from the ignition, authorities said.

The trio fought for control of the keys and the man had to get out of the vehicle to escape the attack when he started bleeding, records show.

The report said the women then drove away in the victim's vehicle.

Jaime Evelina said that when she was outside of her home on Midsummer Avenue in Apopka on Sept. 22nd, she saw a gold Ford sedan pull up along the side of the street. She also said that she could hear yelling inside.

"I overheard the female asking him to get out of the car and she said, 'When you exit the car, that is when I will give you your keys back,'" Evelina said.

Evelina said that the car sped away without the vehicle's elderly owner.

"We sat him down," Evelina said. "I just kept telling him, 'Everything was going to be OK. I'm going to call 911. They are going to come respond.' He was really concerned about his groceries."

On Sept. 25, a deputy who was on patrol said he spotted the vehicle on Golf Club Parkway and Silver Star Road and noticed Harrison and Subers inside.

Deputies said they surrounded the vehicle and arrested the two women after they stopped at a gas station on Pine Hills Road.

Deputies said the women were being held on other charges, but said charges for kidnapping and false imprisonment would be added.

Investigators also said their detective found oxycodone inside a bag located in the vehicle. 

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