A man who carjacked a South Florida family returning home from Disney World — and kidnapped a baby and grandmother in the backseat — has been arrested.
The family had stopped at a Martin County gas station Sunday afternoon. That’s when deputies say Jaquay Marlon Jean, 21, pounced.
Surveillance cameras recorded Jean walking up to the parked 2011 red Acura, opening the door and yelling “get out of the car” while pointing a gun at Jaime Sagona, 42, who was in the driver seat, according to an incident report. He then tried to force her from the car.
But, the Miami mother wasn’t going down without a fight. Her 6-month-old baby boy and 66-year-old mother were still in the backseat.
The video shows Jean struggling with Sagona, trying to pull her out of the car. Eventually, he yanked and pushed her to the ground. She then latched onto the car and was almost run over as Jean drove away.
Sagona, her brother and mother were screaming, “There is a baby in the car” during the struggle but Jean ignored them, the report states.
Shortly after the kidnapping, the grandmother and infant were forced out of the car and left on the side of the road, according to deputies. They reportedly were unharmed.
Jean was found and arrested in North Miami on Monday afternoon. He is facing charges relating to kidnapping and armed carjacking and is in jail. His bond is set at $400,000.