Man arrested after valet attendant carjacked at gunpoint in Winter Park Village, police say

WINTER PARK, Fla. — Police in Winter Park said a valet attendant was carjacked at gunpoint.


Officers said the incident happened Tuesday around 7:26 p.m. in the Winter Park Village.

The attendant told police he was parking a red Chevrolet Corvette when the suspect threatened him with a gun and fled in the vehicle.

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Officers said Javon Hines was spotted in the stolen vehicle on Lee Road and ran from law enforcement on foot.

Police said Hines was taken into custody after a brief foot-chase.

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Officers said there were no injuries reported.

Records show this was Hines’ second felony arrest this year alone. He also has three additional felony cases currently open in Orange County for burglary, criminal mischief, and driving with a revoked license as a habitual offender.

Back in July, investigators say he was caught behind the wheel of a black Range Rover that had been reported stolen out of Tampa.

In December of last year, he admitted to officers that “he is a thief and frequently breaks in cars and steals items from them to make money” after detectives caught him committing a smash-and-grab burglary of an SUV in a Disney parking lot. They later found gloves and a ski mask in his vehicle.

Hines is facing nine different charges for his alleged actions on Tuesday night including armed carjacking, resisting arrest and grand theft. He’s being held in the Orange County jail with no bond set.

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