Couple carjacked in driveway of own home

Volusia deputies search for stolen car


DELTONA, Fla. – A man and woman were carjacked by a gunman late Monday in the driveway of their Deltona home, according to authorities.

34-year-old Chris Manos and his 21-year-old girlfriend noticed a white car following them on their way home from Little Sammy's Food Mart on Deltona Boulevard. As the couple pulled into their driveway, about 2 miles from the gas station, the white car pulled in directly behind them and a man wearing a shirt around his head got out and pointed a gun at Manos.

Manos was pistol-whipped in the carjacking, which occurred around 11 p.m. in the 200 block of Kettering Road.  He was not seriously injured, deputies said.

"He was like 'Hurry up' and then just hit me with the gun in the back of the head," Manos said Tuesday.

The suspects followed Manos home and then one of them got out and pulled a gun on Manos.

The suspect's face was covered with a wrapped T-shirt and he demanded Manos hand over his keys.
"He stuck a gun in and said, 'Give me the key. Give me the key. Give me the key," Manos said.

Once given the keys, the gunman drove off in the gray 2009 Nissan Altima, which has tinted windows and the license plate A303TB, deputies said.
The suspects are still on the loose, but Manos said he's thankful he and his girlfriend still have each other.

"It could have been a lot worse, no one got hurt," Manos said.

An unseen driver took off in the assailants' vehicle, possibly a Chevrolet Impala.

Anyone with information about the carjacking is urged to call Crime Stoppers of Northeast Florida at 888-277-TIPS.