• Deltona woman escapes attempted carjacking


    DELTONA, Fla. - A Deltona woman said she was lucky to escape with her life when she came face-to-face with an armed man who wanted her car.

    Jennifer, a mother of three, said she is still nervous from her encounter with a man who she said tried to carjack her vehicle at gunpoint.

    She asked WFTV not to use her last name.

    "There is someone that is out there in Deltona trying to do harm to someone," said Jennifer.

    Jennifer said she thinks the man spotted her alone in her car as she drove from a friend's party in Orlando back to Deltona. She said he followed her for almost a mile and a half with his high beams on but turned the headlights off when she pulled into her neighborhood.

    "All this time he was driving in the dark without light, but once he hit the main street, the high-beam came back on again," said Jennifer.

    She called 911, and when she stopped at Fort Smith and Providence boulevards, she said the man came at her with a gun.

    "He's trying to rob me. He showed up and has a gun. He has a gun. He has a gun," she said to the 911 operator.

    "Alright ma'am, drive. Ma'am, drive. Drive, ma'am," said the operator.

    No shots were fired, and she escaped unharmed.

    "I'm very happy that he did not shoot that gun because I probably would not be here talking to you right now. I'd be dead," said Jennifer.

    Jennifer described the ordeal to deputies but so far they don't have a suspect.

    The only description she was able to provide was that the vehicle was a small, low-riding car and that the man stood about 5 feet 2 inches tall with a small build.

    She said he had a black handgun and was wearing a red bandanna over his face.

    Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Sheriff's Office or Crime Stoppers at 888-277-TIPS (8477).

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