Man claiming car trouble carjacks victim


Luis Antonio Ramirez

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - A man is in jail after he carjacked a man and made him drive all over Orange County Saturday.

The victim was approached by 25-year-old Luis Antonio Ramirez while he was leaving an ABC liquor store at Semoran and University boulevards at 3 p.m. Saturday.

Ramirez claimed he needed a jumpstart on his car, according to a police report.

The victim agreed and let Ramirez into his Dodge Neon. Ramirez told him to go to an apartment complex. When they got there, Ramirez asked the victim for jumper cables, which the victim said he didn't have, according to the report.

Ramirez told the victim to take him to an AutoZone to pick up a part for his vehicle. When Ramirez started giving him wrong directions, the victim began to ask questions that made Ramirez angry, according to the report.

Ramirez started yelling at him and the victim got scared he would be hurt, according to the report.

Ramirez made the victim go to a Bank of America and told him to withdraw money. The victim said he didn't have any in his account. Then Ramirez told the victim to take him to a friend's apartment complex.

The victim said Ramirez got out, implied he had a weapon on him and told the victim people with guns were watching him. He went into the complex, then came back and made the victim move into the passenger's seat. Ramirez then took the victim's bank card and iPhone.

Ramirez asked for the PIN and the victim gave him the wrong one.

Then Ramirez drove them to the Hi-Way Mart on Church Street and told the victim to stay in the car. The victim, fearing he would get shot, stayed in the car.

Ramirez returned and was very upset. He got back in the car and started driving them back to the apartments saying, "you know what I have to do now," according to the report.

The victim said he was afraid Ramirez would kill him so he jumped out of the car as they slowed down at the intersection of Lime Avenue and Jackson Street.

The victim ran back to the Hi-Way Mart and called police.

Police were able to track down Ramirez using an application on the victim's iPhone.

Ramirez was arrested and charged with carjacking, kidnapping, robbery and possession of drug paraphernalia.