This week, we will be showcasing a man who felt he had to carjack his own car from a towing company.
The incident began when a tow truck driver was repossessing Jamari Adams’ 2018 Nissan Altima in a complex in west Tallahassee. The driver hooked the car up to his truck and got in the driver’s seat of the Nissan when Adams followed, got into the passenger seat, and pointed a handgun at his head saying he’d kill him if he didn’t get out of the car. He told police that he fled the car and immediately called 911.
While the driver was on the phone with police, Adams backed the car — which was suspended over three feet in the air — off the truck and drove away. In the process of fleeing, Adams damaged a curb, the complex’s landscaping, and struck a pole holding a utility box.
He soon returned to the complex where after searching Adams, police found a plastic bag holding marijuana in his pocket. He was then arrested and taken to the Leon County Detention Facility.
Since the car was in the tow truck driver’s possession, Adams was charged with armed carjacking. Adams confirmed to police that he did have a gun, later found between a gutter and the wall of the building.
His charges consist of carjacking with a firearm, possession of marijuana, and leaving the scene of a crash. He was released on bail on Saturday, April 24, 2021.