PINELLAS COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – A man picked the wrong vehicle to carjack when he was fleeing police in Gulfport, authorities said.
Officers tried to pull over Donald Dugray, 20, of St. Petersburg for a bicycle violation on Gulfport Boulevard, but he refused to stop for lights and sirens and fled the scene, the arrest report says.
Officers had to chase him on foot after he abandoned his bike, and saw him toss a firearm on the roof of a closed business. The Taurus model 85 revolver was loaded with five rounds and was in working condition, but Dungray was carrying the firearm without a permit, police said. He was also carrying a small, sharp letter opener, according to police.
Police said Dugray tried to carjack and undercover cop as he was trying to get out of his car and was tackled by other officers.
“The defendant [Dugray] was tackled and continued to grab my leg and kick his legs in an attempt to continue to get away,” the detective wrote in the report. “Even as we were attempting to handcuff the defendant, he continuously grabbed my hand and wrist in an attempt to prevent us from being able to handcuff him.”
Dugray was arrested for attempted carjacking (unarmed), carrying a concealed firearm, resisting an officer without violence, resisting an officer with violence, tampering with evidence and fleeing and eluding a police officer.
Dugray, who has a warrant in Brevard County, was arrested for attempted carjacking (unarmed), carrying a concealed firearm, resisting an officer without violence, resisting an officer with violence, tampering with evidence and fleeing and eluding a police officer. He also has a warrant out of Brevard County.
Dugray is at the Pinellas County Jail, and is being held in lieu of a $135,500 bail, according to online jail records.
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