MIAMI — A man attacked a woman during a stop at a gas station in Palm City, then drove away in her car with her mother and infant inside, authorities said.
The carjacking happened Sunday afternoon at a Mobil gas station on State Road 714 as the family was returning to Miami after visiting Walt Disney World in Orlando, according to a Martin County Sheriff's Office Facebook post.
The man pointed a gun at the driver and dragged her from the car, the Sheriff's Office said.
"The victim struggled to protect her family, but was thrown down by the suspect," the post said.
The woman's brother also got out, before the man drove away with the grandmother and the baby, authorities said.
The grandmother, Joanne Segona, begged the carjacker to stop at another gas station, where he let them out, according to CNN.
"He was pointing the gun at the baby It was going to kill somebody. The only chance we had was to get out," Segona said.
The Sheriff's Office said deputies arrested Jarquay Jean, 21, Monday in north Miami.
Jean remains in jail on $400,000 bail and faces charges of kidnapping and armed carjacking.
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