The fuel station attendant declined to give him a experience, so the Pompano Beach man attacked him, took his automotive, crashed it, and ran away, police mentioned.
Erick Alex Hernandez, 40, is going through costs of carjacking and battery as a consequence.
He was hanging across the Mobil fuel station at 2780 Stirling Road in Hollywood on Jan. 20 approaching prospects who have been getting fuel and asking them for a experience with out success, in accordance to courtroom paperwork.
Hernandez finally requested the Mobil worker for a experience after he acquired off work, however the worker refused, acquired in his automotive, then stopped to Help a lady buyer along with her automotive, the report said.
Hernandez saved taunting the worker, they began arguing, and that escalated into a struggle. Hernandez pulled up his pants, took off his shirt, made a fist and threw the primary punch. However, Hernandez ended up with a bloody nostril and lip, police mentioned.
The worker went again to serving to the lady on the pump and that’s when Hernandez acquired within the worker’s automotive. As he drove away, the worker jumped by the passenger facet window and fought to hold Hernandez from stealing his automotive, investigators mentioned.
Hernandez tried to gouge his eyes out, punched him within the head, and tried to push the worker out of his personal automotive by the window. That induced Hernandez to crash into a trailer within the fuel station parking zone. He acquired out of the automotive and ran off, the report said.
A witness recorded the episode on a cellphone. The fuel station’s surveillance video additionally recorded your entire incident.
Detectives mentioned they considered the movies and took a blood pattern from the pavement the place the struggle occurred. DNA take a look at outcomes got here again Aug. 9 exhibiting a match with Hernandez.
He was tracked down and arrested Tuesday and was launched from the Broward County Jail Wednesday on $25,000 bond, data present.
The fuel station worker’s id was redacted from the report.