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Woman beaten, carjacked from Daytona Beach Walmart, deputies say

Maurice Amos is being sought by authorities

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DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Daytona Beach police are looking for a man who carjacked a woman from a Daytona Beach Walmart on June 1

The victim told police she was shopping at a Walmart in Daytona Beach when Maurice Amos asked her for a ride after he told her that he was in the area from "Palatka with some cousins, and they left him," the report said.

Amos told police that Amos showed her $20 bill and told her to take him to an apartment up the street, at which point he would give her the money.

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Once the victim drove Amos to the apartment complex, he wanted her to circle around and then called someone, saying, "Where you at?" the report said.

As she began to park her car in the parking lot, Amos placed his leg in the driver's section of the vehicle, opened her car door and subsequently punched her in the face.

The victim tried to pull the emergency break to make it hard for him to get away, she told police. The victim held onto the steering wheel so Amos would not steal her car, but he sped away, dragging her and leaving her with scrapes on her body, feet, knees, arms, knots on her forehead and black eyes, police said.

Police said that at 4 a.m. on June 11, a car was stolen from Jacksonville, where two people fled and were arrested.

Police said they located a man in the area, and after watching the camera feed of the earlier carjacking, found that the man matched Amos's description.

Police showed the victim the photos, and she identified the man in the photos as Amos. Police are still looking for Amos, and anyone with any information is urged to call Daytona Beach Police at 386-671-5202.