Suspect Accused of Carjacking 78-Year-Old Miami Gardens Man Held on No Bond | NBC 6 South Florida

Suspect Accused of Carjacking 78-Year-Old Miami Gardens Man Held on No Bond



    (Published Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013)

    An armed carjacking suspect was ordered held on no bond Monday afternoon in Miami-Dade bond court, three days after he and two teen boys allegedly tricked a retired man into giving them a ride before they tossed him out of his car.

    Orlando Norris, 21, also faces charges of carrying a concealed firearm, possession of a firearm and resisting an officer without violence, a judge said.

    Norris and two 14-year-old twin brothers are accused of tricking 78-year-old Vivian Nunes into giving them a ride, only to toss him out of his car blocks later.

    The victim's son, who only wants to be identified as Mr. Nunes, called the crime "disgusting." He said his father was outside of his Miami Gardens home Friday afternoon working on the lawn when the trio approached him.

    The suspects told him that "they were from out of town, that they didn't know the area too well so he was supposed to be dropping them off at a bus stop, but once they got in the car, things changed," the victim's son said.

    Detectives said that's when one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and threw the victim out of the car. The carjackers then sped off in the victim's gold sedan but were spotted blocks away by police. All three tried to take off on foot but were eventually caught by SWAT officers.

    The victim managed to escape with only minor scrapes and bruises. His son says "he's still shaken up but he'll be fine."

    Habersham County Sheriff Office

    Mr. Nunes said what's truly disturbing about the crime is how the carjackers tried to take advantage of a retired man.

    "You know what, there's a God out there and everybody gotta go one day and they have to answer for what they did here," he said.