Two 13-year-old Florida students have been arrested for allegedly carjacking a 59-year-old teacher at gunpoint. According to police, one of the boys accosted the female teacher and demanded her car keys. The teacher was able to get away from them but the boys didn’t have such an easy escape.
Fox News reports, “Miami-Dade police said the two teenagers allegedly approached Flora Martinez, 59, outside of Biscayne Gardens Elementary School on Sept. 25. One of the boys pulled out a handgun and demanded Martinez hand over her car keys.”
Now the surveillance video from the school grounds reveals more details on how the whole incident went down. And it does not look good for the two boys who seemed to have bitten off a little more than they could chew once they achieved their goal of taking the vehicle.
Fox News says, “Surveillance video from the parking lot shows two people authorities say are the 13-year-olds having trouble backing out of the parking spot – possibly because the parking brake may still have been engaged. Eventually putting the car in drive, the two carjackers try to flee but don’t get far.”
Shortly after getting the car moving, the duo’s escapade came to a sudden end, when they ran into a curb and were unable to proceed. Realizing that their plan had been thwarted, they instituted ‘Plaan B.’ They hopped out of the vehicle and high-tailed it out of there. But, they were not free for long.
Ms. Martinez was able to identify one of the perpetrators from a photographic lineup, and one thing led to another…
“In arrest affidavits, police said the boys gave statements incriminating themselves in the carjacking, Local 10 reported.
The boys had their first court appearance on Tuesday, where the judge ordered that the teens “remain in supervised detention until their next court date, scheduled for Oct. 10.”
In parting words for the boys, the judge admonished the young teens, and couldn't have been clearer: "You can't go near the teacher and you can't go on the school property. Do you both understand?" Let’s hope they heed that warning…