Police: Jacksonville woman tries to steal car with couple inside

When officers arrived, police said they saw one of the victims holding the leg of Marvette Perry, 36, of Jacksonville, trying to keep her from running away.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — A Jacksonville woman is facing charges after trying to steal a vehicle from an elderly couple early Saturday morning, according to the Ormond Beach Police Department.

At approximately 10:50 a.m., officers responded to an Exxon gas station located at 1633 N US Highway 1 in Ormond Beach on the report of a stolen vehicle.

According to one press releasewhen officers arrived, they located one of the victims holding the leg of Marvette Perry, 36, of Jacksonville, trying to keep her from fleeing in the vehicle.

Police said a good Samaritan who saw what was happening before officers arrived pulled out a firearm and held Perry at gunpoint to “ensure the safety of those involved,” but put the gun away after observed that Perry was not armed. The good Samaritan remained at the scene, “reminding Perry that he was armed” until officers arrived.

None of the vehicle owners were injured during the incident.

Perry resisted arrest but was eventually taken into custody, according to police.

One of the victims told police he got off Interstate 95 at a nearby gas station to use the restroom.

Perry’s arrest report states that as the victim went to open the driver’s door to enter the gas station, Perry opened his door, pushed him out of the way and got into the driver’s seat.

The victim advised police that he believed Perry was going to steal the vehicle with his wife in the passenger seat, so he held on to Perry’s leg until officers arrived.

According to Perry’s arrest report, investigators found her vehicle parked at a nearby gas station and the keys in her possession when she was arrested.

Perry faces charges of carjacking without a firearm or weapon, burglary with assault or battery, assault on a person 65 or older and resisting an officer without violence.