FL Man Survives Carjacker Who Couldn’t Drive A Stick Shift

Jaylen Alexander was arrested in Florida after attempting to steal a car from an elderly man, police said. Alexander is charged with carjacking, battery on a person age 65 or older and grand theft of a motor vehicle.  ORANGE COUNTY PUBLIC RECORDS

An elderly man was trying to put his walker in the trunk when he was allegedly assaulted by a carjacker with multiple prior arrests. But the thief was clueless when it came to driving  a stick shift …

By Harmeet Kaur, CNN

July 18, 2019

CNN – A man was arrested in Florida after sheriff’s deputies say he tried to steal a car from an elderly man in Orlando.

The reason he was unsuccessful? He didn’t appear to know how to drive a stick shift, according to the Orange County Sheriff’s Office.

The incident occurred Tuesday when an elderly man left his car running with the keys in the ignition while he was putting his walker into the trunk.

According to the sheriff’s office, a man, later identified as 25-year-old Jaylen Alexander, allegedly attacked the elderly man, slamming the hood of the trunk on his chest and his walker.

Alexander is accused of then getting into the man’s car, locking the doors and trying to drive away. After stalling multiple times, Alexander left the car and took off running … Read more. 

Alexander has arrests for grand theft, possession of heroin, and possession of drug paraphernalia.


  • PUBLIC RECORD DATE: 02-14-2019
  • RACE: Black
  • SEX: M
  • AGE: 25
  • LOCATION: Bithlo Fl
  • CHARGE(S):
    Grand Theft 3rd Degree (>$300, <$5,000)
    Resisting Officer Without Violence