Orlando man carjacked at gunpoint

Orlando man carjacked at gunpoint

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

Orlando police officers are searching for two young men who carjacked a senior at gunpoint outside his apartment.

"I had worked overtime that day," said George Carlisle, who had just gotten home from work.

As he parked his black, 1998 Mustang, he said two men approached. "They were young guys, 15-16 years of age. I've never seen them before."

He said one of them had a weapon.  "He said,  'Get out of the car!'  I said, 'Why?'  That's when he stuck a gun to my head.  I said, 'No problem.' I got out, they got in and took off."

The 60-year-old man who has 10 grandchildren said he was about to put up a fight, until he thought about his wife and family.  "What was going through my mind was keeping myself alive, safe, so my family will be ok, because I know she don't want no dead husband."

Carlisle and his wife use the car to go to work and take the kids to activities.  He said it has  "more sentimental value, because it belonged to my wife."

He makes a living as a chef and said his uniform, wallet and other items were inside the car. While the couple still has another vehicle to get around in, he said it will be an adjustment.

"I go back to work tomorrow and have to be at work at 5 o'clock in the morning, and that's going to be rough trying to get up, for her to get up and take me to work."

Carlisle and his wife plan to move out of this Rosemont Apartment complex, saying other cars have also been targeted. They're worried it could happen again.

"Work hard all my life and something like this happens. These young people, they just don't care about anything these days."
 
Anyone with information is asked to call the Orlando Police Dept or Crimeline at 800-423-TIPS (8477).

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