It was a scene straight out of a horror movie. Unfortunately, there were no cameras, no costumes, just a scared man and his roommate fighting to turn this horrifying home invasion from turning into murder.
One 37-year-old man wasÂ carjacked and bound in duct tape early Tuesday at Boulevard and 17th Street, then his 52-year-old roommate was secured in more tape as their home on St. Augustine Road near Emerson Street was invaded.
The attackers threatened to set the younger man’s head on fire after they tied up his 8-year-old daughter with a belt, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office incident report.
But things didn’t end there as a female acquaintance was attacked at the Studio 6 Extended Stay motel on Baymeadows Road after the assailants went there in the first victim’s Chevrolet Monte Carlo.
The first man said he was flagged down by a woman at 2:15 a.m. on Boulevard. She pulled out a gun and was quickly joined by two men with guns. Told to lie on the ground while his pockets were emptied, the man’s eyes were covered in tape and his hands wrapped, all the time being asked where the money was, police said.
When he said he had none, they threw him in the trunk and drove to his home on St. Augustine Road, he told police.
Going inside, the attackers pulled the older man out of bed, taped his hands and feet and covered him with a sheet.
The suspects pulled the other man out of the trunk, pouring rubbing alcohol on his head and threatening to light it if he didn’t tell them where his money was. They also threatened to kill his daughter if he didn’t tell them the whereabouts of the female acquaintance.