Fla. Teens Arrested After Allegedly Carjacking Federal Agent

Dante Askins, 18, one of four teens arrested for allegedly carjacking and kidnapping a federal agent
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Four Florida teens could be in a heap of trouble after being arrested for allegedly carjacking a federal agent on vacation at gunpoint before tying him up and joyriding around in his vehicle, the New York Daily News reports.

According to the report, the suspects, ranging in age from 15 to 18, confronted the agent in an Orange County hotel parking lot and forced him into the backseat of the car at gunpoint. They allegedly pistol-whipped the agent and tied him up before driving around for one to two hours.


The agent’s wife became worried when she couldn’t find the man, who was vacationing from Texas, and contacted the police through an OnStar car security system, the Daily News notes. An OnStar employee who called the vehicle heard a man screaming for help.

At that point, the teens dumped the agent out the car and drove off. The teens were stopped by officers shortly afterward. The agent was hospitalized but suffered only from minor injuries.

The two 18-year-olds were identified as Dante Askins and Gregory McDonald. The 15- and 16-year-old were not named. According to the Daily News, officers have not yet decided whether they will be tried as adults.


At this time, there is nothing to indicate that the agent was targeted because he was a federal officer, according to the site.

Read more at the New York Daily News.

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