SANFORD (CBSMiami/AP) — Justice came quickly after an early morning scare for a central Florida mayor carjacked outside his home.
WESH in Orlando is reporting that Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was outside about 2:15 a.m. when three men approached, pointed a gun at him and stole his car keys.
Police say the suspects also stole Triplett’s wallet before driving off in his Mercedes.
Triplett gave a detailed description of the suspects to police and 18-year-old Jermine Jacques Horne and a 17-year-old were arrested a short time later.
The third suspect has not been caught. It was not immediately known if either suspect had a lawyer.
Triplett said, “Being a victim of a crime is unnerving, yet it was reassuring to witness both speed and diligence from the Sanford Police Department.”
Sanford is about 25 miles northeast of Orlando.
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