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Brass knuckles, folding knife found in SUV after carjacking in Davie

Suspect claimed he wanted victim to help him because his mother was ill

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DAVIE, Fla. – A man from Pompano Beach was arrested Tuesday after he carjacked a woman who was getting into her SUV outside a store in Davie, police said.

The carjacking was reported shortly before 8 p.m. outside a Michael's craft store at the Tower Shops at 1986 S. University Drive.

According to an arrest report, the victim was seated in the driver's seat of her 2016 Yukon Denali with the door open when she was approached by Timothy Williams, 46.

Police said he pressed a hard object against her thigh and told her, "Do you feel that? Move over!"

The victim told detectives that Williams told her that his mother was sick and he needed her help.

The woman said she offered Williams her purse, credit cards and even offered to withdraw money from an ATM.

But Williams refused her offer and told her "not to worry, because it will all be over in two and a half hours," the report said.

Police said Williams backed out of the parking spot and the backup sensors began beeping so the victim yelled at him to stop because he was going to hit another car.

The woman told detectives that she noticed that Williams was distracted, so she took the opportunity to open the passenger door and jump out of the SUV.

She then flagged down a witness, who called 911.

Police said the woman called her husband, who was able to locate their SUV with a tracking app on the victim's cellphone.

A Davie police detective found the vehicle shortly after heading east on Interstate 595.

Police said Williams stopped the vehicle at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, where he was taken into custody.

Brass knuckles and a small folding knife were found inside the SUV, the report said.

The victim identified Williams as the man who carjacked her and said that the brass knuckles and knife did not belong to her.

No property was missing from her SUV.

According to the report, Williams told police: "I was just trying to have her help me. I only had brass knuckles."

When asked to come upstairs at the police station to speak with a detective, Williams said: "I'd rather wait for my attorney," the report said.

Williams was arrested on charges of carjacking and kidnapping.

 


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