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Florida man arrested after trying to steal vehicle with woman inside


(DEERFIELD BEACH, FL) — A 59-year-old man has been arrested after he attempted to steal a vehicle from a gas station despite the driver still being inside of it.
The incident occurred around 4:30 p.m. Monday at the Citgo gas station in Deerfield Beach.
The victim told authorities that while at the gas station, she was approached by the suspect who demanded that she get out of her vehicle.
When the woman refused, the suspect began hitting her and trying to physically remove her from the vehicle.
The victim was able to remain in the car despite the suspect’s attempts to remove her.
The suspect then jumped into the vehicle and drove off with the victim still inside.
A few blocks away from the initial scene, the vehicle became stuck on a curb, and that’s when the victim was able to get help from a witness.
The witness pulled the suspect from the vehicle and held him in place until authorities arrived.
The suspect has since been identified as Tony Sheffield.
Sheffield is considered a habitual offender and remains at the Broward County Jail without bond on carjacking and kidnapping charges.
A judge has also ordered him to undergo a mental health evaluation.