MERRITT ISLAND, Fla. - A 20-year-old man is in jail after police said he carjacked a 95-year-old woman at a Walmart on Merritt Island.
Investigators said the woman thought she was helping Trevon Johnson get to a friend’s house but ended up becoming a victim instead.
The victim, who asked to remain unidentified, said Johnson opened her passenger door, and told her that he hurt his leg and he couldn’t walk.
She said he asked her for a ride to a local mobile home park, but when they got there, he couldn't find someone he was looking for.
The victim said he then grabbed her keys, told her to get out of the car, and took off.
She called 911 and officers located her car in Cocoa where they arrested Johnson.
“I asked him where he wanted me to go and he told me to drive, so I drove. I was very frightened, very frightened," the victim said. "Never had anything happen like that before. It took me a while to calm down. It really did. I didn’t know what to think."
While the two were in the mobile home park they drew attention from neighbors who could tell something wasn’t right.
“This little lady, she looked like she was shaking,” said resident Sally Doss. “I’ve been here for 18 years. I’ve seen a lot but this took it all.”
Neighbors also called 911 when they saw what happened.
Johnson was already on strict probation for stealing another car.
The woman is now getting kudos from law enforcement.
“Do what the bad guy says and don’t get hurt,” said Robert Wagner, with the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
Johnson is facing a number of charges, including carjacking.