Chad Langlois, a 40-year-old man with an unknown address, was arrested in southeast Georgia a day after he was charged with a carjacking in Palm Coast. He is being held without bond in more than half a dozen additional charges from a home invasion armed robbery in Georgia.
The victim of the carjacking, a 53-year-old Flagler Beach woman, was at the RaceTrac gas station Saturday afternoon on State Road 100. She’d parked her GMC Terrain by a fueling aisle when a man ambled across the aisle and looked as if he’ll keep going, but then turned, walked to the passenger side of the GMC, and opened the door as if he already knew it’d be open. He briefly seemed to be speaking to the driver as he stood there, then hopped in.
The woman at the wheel would later tell Flagler County Sheriff’s deputies that the unknown man took the seat and asked her to take him for a ride. When she refused and asked him to get out, he got upset and jumped over the center console.
Gas station surveillance video then shows the driver’s side door opening bluntly and the driver stepping out and immediately dialing her phone as the assailant drives off in her car. The victim said she was startled, and scared he was stealing her car, a 2012 GMC soon reported stolen.
Langlois was arrested by the Camden County Sheriff’s Office in southeast Georgia, just across the border with Florida, the next day, and booked at that county’s jail on seven felony charges, including first degree home invasion, armed robbery, exploitation and intimidation of disabled and elderly adults, burglary, “Theft by Receiving Stolen Property in Another State”–presumably a charge connected to the incident in Flagler.
Flagler’s 911 center got the call about the carjacking at the same time that a deputy was investigating the discovery of a different vehicle that had been reported stolen, and that was found just south of State Road 100 on Old Kings Road. ” “It is unknown if the same male that fled from the stolen vehicle was involved in this incident, but with the close proximity and likeliness this would
occur at the given time it is believed it is the same individual,” a sheriff’s incident report states.
“This guy was very brazen to enter an occupied car at a gas station and ask for a ride,” Sheriff Rick Staly said. “Luckily the driver made the right decision and got out of the vehicle before she got hurt. We’re thankful that the suspect was apprehended in Georgia and will be returned to Flagler County to face his charges. It’s always good to keep your doors locked, even when getting gas and always be aware of your surroundings.”
Christopher Lemke says
He’s practicing safe carjacking with his mask. Or did the State of Georgia donate that?
Jay Ferguson says
Glad she’s safe, she handled that well. Only way she could have handled it better was to shoot and kill him, but something tells me this guy will give more people the opportunity to do just that. Always carry people.
jewel harvey says
My parents never had the opportunity to put their hands on their own guns. He held them at gunpoint after gaining access to their home until he gained their car keys and cell phones.
And don’t forget his massachusetts charges he’s from my city and before he left to Florida he robbed the gas station across the street from my current home
I don’t know…She looked pretty calm for someone whose car is being jacked and driven off in unexpectedly. If the story is as reported above, she sure is one cool customer!
Jewel Harvey says
The victims of the armed home invasion are my 70+ year old parents. This guy has a long criminal record. hopefully between the crimes he committed in GA and the carjacking in FL he will spend quite a long time in prison.
Cindy Kuhn says
This guy is wanted in Fall River, Ma. For stealing a truck and then running over my Grandson with it. I am soooo happy they have caught him finally!!!
jewel harvey says
WOW..I’m so sorry to hear that. I hope your grandson is ok after what he did to my parents and the charges he has in Florida and for what he did to your grandson I pray that he NEVER sees his freedom again.
He also robbed my friends house while he was here in Palm Coast. No one was home at the time thank God!
He’s wanted in fall River mass also. Krazy …..
Armed Citizen says
I make my girlfriend CARRY CONCEALED now. We go to range once a month for training and target practice. She’s learning being nice to criminals only gets you murdered, raped , or kidnapped. She knows now if her life is threatened and she fears for her life, she can SHOOT the Criminal.