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17 Jul 2014

Vehicle Test Drive Turned Carjacking, Two Arrested

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On July 16, 2014 at 4:20 p.m. the Fort Myers Police Department responded to the business “Car Finders Unlimited” located at 4331 Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard in reference to a just-occurred carjacking. Upon arrival officers met with a salesman who advised a male and female came to the car lot and asked to test drive a black two-door Honda Civic. The salesman went along on the test drive with the couple later identified as Alfred Everett (d.o.b. 05/13/1985 of Fort Myers) and Jasmine Wanke (d.o.b. 02/01/1990 of Fort Myers). The salesman sat in the backseat while Wanke drove and Everett sat in the passenger seat. During the test drive Wanke complained the vehicle was pulling to one side and pulled off on the side of the road so the salesman and Everett could inspect the vehicle. After not finding anything wrong on the roadside inspection the salesman went to re-enter the vehicle when Everett displayed a knife and threatened the salesman. Both Wanke and Everett fled in the Honda leaving the salesman on the side of the road. During the ensuing investigation officers discovered Everett and Wanke were dropped off at the car dealership by a taxi company. A follow up investigation with the taxi company revealed Everett and Wanke were picked up at a location off Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard after the robbery and requested service to an apartment complex off Deleon Street. Officers and investigators canvassed the area off Veronica Shoemaker Boulevard where Everett and Wanke were picked up after the robbery and located the Honda stashed in the woods nearby. Officers and investigators proceeded to the Twin Palms Apartments located at 4610 Deleon Street and observed Everett and Wanke outside of apartment 103. Everett and Wanke fled into 4610 Deleon Street apartment 103 upon sight of law enforcement. Officers set up a perimeter around the apartment and after a brief standoff Everett and Wanke surrendered peacefully. At the culmination of the investigation Everett and Wanke were each charged with one count of armed carjacking. Everett was also charged with providing a false name to law enforcement. “Taking a motor vehicle from another person by force or the threat of force constitutes carjacking. Doing this while armed enhances the charge to a very serious first degree felony,” stated police spokesperson Lieutenant Victor Medico.

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Office: (239) 321-7700
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Address: 2210 Widman Way, Fort Myers, FL 33901

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