Florida woman rams car into man who tried to rob her, witnesses say

Attempted robbery suspect seriously injured; victim cooperating with detectives

By Corley Peel - Reporter

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A man who tried to rob someone on Jammes Road on Monday afternoon got into an altercation at a bus stop and was struck by a car driven by the victim of the attempted robbery, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office.

Just before 2 p.m., police responded to an attempted robbery at Wilson Boulevard and Jammes Road. Police tape blocked the intersection and surrounded the OMG Food Mart as Sheriff's Office evidence technicians placed markers and took photos.

Soon after, police were called to a fight in the same area. Police said they found a man who was seriously injured. The man, whom police identified as the suspect in the attempted robbery, was taken to an area hospital, where he was reportedly in stable condition. 

A young man who witnessed the altercation said it looked like 13 people jumped the man. He said it was like living a nightmare.

Investigators said they learned the suspect was involved in the altercation with several people he did not know and was then struck by a car driven by the victim of the attempted robbery.

Witnesses told News4Jax that several people jumped the suspect after he hopped on the car of the woman he allegedly tried to rob. 

"The man that followed him yanked him off the car, started hitting him. That’s when the rest of the people at the bus stop followed and three teenagers ran over and helped beat him up," said one witness, who wished to remain anonymous.

According to witnesses, the woman then struck the man with her car, knocking him to the ground. 

News4Jax was told the woman drove the car to a nearby apartment complex on Jammes Road after the crash. There was visible damage to the windshield of the red car that police said struck the suspect. 

Police said they had spoken to the victim of the robbery attempt and the victim was doing alright. The Sheriff's Office said that person, who is only being considered a victim, is cooperating with investigators.

Police asked anyone who witnessed any part of the incident to call the Sheriff's Office at 904-630-0500 or Crime Stoppers at 866-845-TIPS (8477).

Copyright 2019 by WJXT News4Jax - All rights reserved.