VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - Volusia County investigators say a man used his pregnant girlfriend to carjack a driver in Deltona.
Deputies said Robert Boudreaux picked up his girlfriend and carried her as he walked into traffic, got a driver to stop, and then forced
the driver to give them a ride.
WFTV's Blaine Tolison talked with the victim, Joey Gibilisco, who was a little shaken up but said he kept his head together during all of this.
When he saw a man carrying a woman in front of his car, he says he had no choice but to stop on Normandy Boulevard.
Gibilisco said when he got carjacked, it seemed like an hour went by, but the whole thing lasted only a few minutes. He said he was on his way home from church in Deltona when Boudreaux walked in front of his car, carrying a woman. When he stopped, Boudreaux said they wanted a ride to the hospital, Gibilisco told deputies.
"He's like, 'What's wrong with you? Why can't you take her to the hospital?' He's like, 'I'm going to blow your head off if you don't.' Then I told him,
'Alright, just go in the back seat, and I'll take her,'" said Gibilisco.
They drove down Normandy Boulevard, but Boudreaux wanted Gibilisco to drive the car -- belonging to his 92-year-old grandmother -- faster, deputies said.
"I start driving a little bit and he tells me to floor it, step on it, and he's like, 'Go through this red light,' and at that point I was like, 'I'm done,'" said Gibilisco.
They stopped, and Gibilisco got out of the car. Neighbors said they heard Boudreax making threats.
"And he starts screaming,
'Get out of the car, I'll shoot you! Get out of the car, I'll shoot you!'" said Gibilisco.
Neighbors realized it was a dangerous situation and called 911.
"Did he actually get your vehicle?" Tolison asked.
"Yeah, he did, because he threatened me with a gun. He said, 'I'm going to shoot you in the face if you don't,' or something like
that, so I didn't want to take any chances," said Gibilisco.
Deputies said Boudreaux was later captured at Florida Hospital in Orange City. He was in court Monday afternoon and could face serious jail time if convicted of his charges.
"I don't even know why you would do that. Two minutes and you kind of destroy your life just like that," said Gibilisco.
Boudreaux is in jail with bond. His girlfriend has not been charged.