Florida Man Allegedly Attempts 2 Separate Car-Jackings... and Fails Twice
On Bradenton Beach, in the Coquina Beach parking lot... a Man, apparently attempted to steal two separate vehicles of 2 different people, he failed both times.. and then was arrested
The would-be carjacker failed twice Friday (8/13/21) to steal cars on Bradenton Beach, when both of the victims failed to cooperate.
At about 4 p.m., a family parked their car at Coquina Beach, on Bradenton Beach police said. As the parents exited the vehicle to assist their two children, a man identified as Steven Lewter, 43, jumped in the driver’s seat to steal the vehicle, but the keys were not in the ignition.
The victims told police Lewter pulled a knife and demanded the keys. The wife refused and began screaming for help.
Lewter allegedly abandoned the attempted theft and ran away, police said. He soon found another vehicle with a man inside. Again, police say, Lewter brandished a knife and demanded the owner surrender his vehicle. Again, the owner refused.
The second victim said Lewter began swinging the knife but appeared upset and possibly intoxicated. The man was able to subdue Lewter until police arrived.
Lewter was arrested and charged with attempted car jacking and aggravated battery.