HOLLY HILL, Fla. - A man carjacked a 76-year-old woman while she was putting gas in her car and sped away, dragging the woman, along with the pump handle and hose, a short distance through the parking lot, Holly Hill police said.
At about 9:15 a.m.
Monday, police said, Jacquelyn MacDougall of Ormond Beach was pumping gasoline into her car at the Sunoco convenience store on Walker Street and Nova Road, when she was approached by Randolph Harris II, 20, of Daytona Beach.
Investigators said Harris got into her car and sped away, dragging MacDougall.
MacDougall was hospitalized and treated for lacerations to her head and an injury to her right arm, police said.
Harris drove MacDougall's car to Daytona Beach, where
police, along with a Volusia County Sheriff's Office helicopter, were able to find Harris, police said.
Harris crashed into a tree near Live Oak
Avenue, police said.
"Harris' actions are despicable, and we're glad to have him off the streets," said Holly Hill Police Chief Mark Barker.
No one was injured in the crash; however, Harris was transported to Halifax Health Medical Center for evaluation.
Authorities said Harris was charged with multiple felony counts, including carjacking and aggravated battery, as well as a variety of traffic-related crimes.
Harris was transported to the Volusia County Jail.
Harris’ family told WFTV he should have been locked up before.
Investigators said they are working to identify additional suspects in the case who may have dropped Harris from a vehicle at the scene just before the carjacking.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Holly Hill Police Department.