A carjacking charge is rare and grave: it’s a first-degree felony with up to a 30-year prison term on conviction. Kiana R. Grabowski, a 27-year-old resident of 2156 Flagler Avenue in Flagler Beach, faces a charge of carjacking with a deadly weapon and a charge of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, a second-degree felony, following a confrontation with her ex-boyfriend the night of July 1. She’s being held on $31,000 bond at the Flagler County jail.
Her 28-year-old ex-boyfriend had moved out. Last Wednesday night he’d gone to the residence on Flagler Avenue in his Toyota Tacoma pickup to collect his belongings while Grabowski was at work at a coffee shop in Flagler Beach. When Grabowski heard he was at the residence picking up belongings, she drove back to Flagler Avenue in her Chevy Trax SUV. The man didn;t want a confrontation, so he got in his pickup and drove off. Grabowski followed him. Not wanting to get into a vehicle crash, the man turned back and parked at the Flagler Avenue residence.
When he parked, Grabowski, according to her arrest report, approached his vehicle door and started banging on it to try to gain entry, then climbed into the bed of the truck and threw the man’s belongings onto the yard and the street. Worried for his safety, the man pressed the horn to get neighbors’ attention, then drove 60 yards, with Grabowski still in the bed of the truck, before he stopped. Grabowski grabbed a crow bar she found in the truck and approached the driver’s side door, pulling on it and opening it.
“Grabowski then began screaming at” the man “to exit the vehicle and violently pulling on him,” the report states. He refused. “Grabowski then began swinging the crowbar at [the alleged victim] while pulling on him screaming to get out of the vehicle. While being struck with a crowbar, [the man] had no choice but to exit the vehicle due to Grabowski’s violent actions and demands.” As he got out of the car, Grabowski continued to strike, push and swing at him, according to the report, then got into the man’s pickup and drove off, but not far. She circled the block, returned to her residence, parked and locked the vehicle, then got into her own and drove off.
Three witnesses and one of the residents’ surveillance video footage corroborated the alleged victim’s account. Two witnesses saw the man “being pulled out of the truck and Grabowski getting into the truck and leaving the scene,” and the man “being struck repeatedly with the crowbar,” as they were on their way to help. The two witnesses helped the man tend to his wounds.
Grabowski was arrested the afternoon of July 2. The charges she faces as a result of the alleged confrontation last week are in addition to a pending case of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (an anti-anxiety narcotic for which she did not have a presc ription), a third degree felony charge she incurred in February. She is scheduled to appear in court on July 13 on that charge.
At 27 one would think the young lady would know better but a bitter break up clouded her judgement and here ya have it, an unnecessary chain of events that will deter he coming and going for a long while. For her sake hope she gets the help she needs and is able to exit the system in a timely manner and move on with her life. I am no expert but a chance of Ms. Grabowski having some anger issues. Hope the EX is alright.
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
Hopefully you can afford a really good attorney.
Scooby Don’t says
Sounds like a bad breaker upper
OMG, I believe she was a manager at Race Track on Florida Park Drive @ Palm Coast Parkway? She was always very polite and respectful. This is really hard to comprehend what happened here?
She is one very nice looking young lady, I seen her all the time there. I hope it all works out for her. There will be lots of people that will be shocked at this.
Lance Carroll says
Love triangle. The best of us have difficult navigating the sharp turns and grumpiness. This public report lacks a lot of details.
Eugene Hartke says
Facing a 30-year sentence for a domestic disturbance? I spit on the flag of so-called The Land Of The Free.
Disgusted in Flagler County says
Break ups can be hard and I am truly sorry that this young woman made some wrong choices in the heat of the moment and that she will now have to deal with the repercussions of her actions. I’m glad it wasn’t worse for anyone involved. There’s always 3 sides to the story. I hope all works out for the best for these young people.