Boynton Beach, FL — A walk on the beach is usually quite romantic, except when it ends in a carjacking.
A 19-year-old Florida man somehow began exchanging text messages and photos with a 21-year-old woman who evidently hadn’t encountered each other before. They agreed to go out on a date and met about two hours later.
First dates can be awkward even under the best of circumstances, but this one pushed the envelope.
After their walk, they headed to the Wendy’s parking lot at about 10 pm to supposedly wait for the teen’s brother to pick him up. It turned out that love was not in the air that night.
The teen, identified by local media as Donald Bernard McGee, Jr., allegedly pulled a gun on his date and demanded her car. He took off in the vehicle, a 2000 Honda Civic, leaving her at the scene. The woman flagged down a Good Samaritan motorist at a nearby gas station who called 911, and they actually tailed the carjacked vehicle until police arrived.
McGee led officers on a brief chase until he lost control of the car on a ramp heading to Interstate 95. He attempted to run from the vehicle but was apprehended by a K-9 officer.
McGee reportedly told the cops that he, not the woman, was the carjacking victim and that the woman was the one who was packing heat. His story didn’t completely add up, however. “McGee told police he took off to ‘get out of the area’ but couldn’t explain why he didn’t stop on the highway, according to the report. He also couldn’t explain the .380-caliber Kel Tec handgun officers say they found in the car’s center console.”
The teen faces charges of carjacking with a firearm, robbery with a firearm, pot possession, fleeing police, and driving without a license. He was booked in Palm Beach County Jail with bail set at $15,000.
What was the worst first date that you’ve ever been on?