APOPKA, Fla. – The carjacking victim Eileen Pagan said she just wants her dogs back and described her pups as a white poodle mix with a collar tag that reads "Frankie Rey" and a white Chihuahua with tan markings.
Pagan was at a gas station on North Orange Blossom Trail on Wednesday morning when Deon Sykes, 14, asked her for a ride.
"She said she would take him to a particular location. On somewhere throughout the way, where he asked her to take him, he carjacks her, beats her, pepper sprays her, kicks her out of the vehicle and takes off in her vehicle," Jeff Williamson, with the Orange County Sheriff's Office, said.
Deputies said that's when Pagan was able to get to a nearby house and call 911, telling them Deon Sykes took off with her two dogs inside.
Pagan was rushed to the hospital with injuries to her face. Detectives quickly spotted the car and Sykes at another location. That's when he jumped back in the car and drove off.
Pagan’s car has been recovered at the Rock Springs Mobile Home Park in Apopka.
Deputies said they have searched and still have not found the dogs, which are both microchipped.
Orange County Animal Control has been alerted in the event the dogs are recovered as strays.
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of Pagan’s missing dogs are asked to call the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.