A Tallahassee man was arrested for allegedly stealing his own car off the back of a tow truck after threatening the driver with a gun.
21-year-old Jamari Adams lives in Northern Florida, and he drives a 2018 Nissan Altima.
On April 22, a tow truck arrived at an apartment complex in Tallahassee and began the process of repossessing Adams’ Altima.
The driver reportedly put the vehicle onto the approximately three-foot high truck bed and sat down in the driver’s seat of the Altima.
Adams reportedly spotted the attempted repossession, and the man rushed to the tow truck.
While the driver was still in the car, Adams allegedly climbed into the passenger’s seat. He reportedly pulled out a handgun and aimed it at the driver’s head before warning that he would kill him if he did not exit the vehicle.
The driver immediately complied with Adams’ alleged demand, and when he was a safe distance from the scene, he called the authorities to report the incident.
In the meantime, Adams reportedly hopped into the driver’s seat of his car. He threw it in reverse and removed it from the tow truck, allegedly causing property damage while making the three-foot drop.
Adams reportedly took off for a while before coming back to the apartment.
The authorities located Adams when they returned to the scene of the alleged incident, and they spoke with him about the situation involving the tow truck driver.
He was detained, and while searching Adams’ person, the police allegedly discovered a bag of marijuana in one of his pockets.
Adams was taken into custody and booked into the county detention facility. He is facing charges for suspicion of carjacking with a firearm, possession of marijuana, and leaving the scene of a crash.
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