A man was arrested early Thursday in the East Bay on suspicion of stealing a 2016 Chevy Tahoe while the car owner’s 14-year-old daughter was still inside, according to a spokesman for the Alameda County Sheriff’s Office.
Sgt. Ray Kelly said the suspect, identified as Frank Williams, took off with the victims’ car from the 22000 block of Redwood Road in Castro Valley. Officers responded to the scene around 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.
The car owner’s teenage daughter was inside the vehicle during the carjacking and told Williams to get out of the vehicle, Kelly said. However, he refused and sped off.
About 50 feet away, the girl leaped out of the moving vehicle, according to Kelly.
Using OnStar, sheriff’s officials tracked the car to Fremont where police stopped Williams at a gas station on the intersection of Thornton Avenue and Fremont Boulevard, Kelly said. Williams was arrested around 1:10 a.m. Thursday.
After being transported to the Castro Valley scene and identified by the father and daughter, Williams was taken into custody on charges that include kidnapping, carjacking and stealing a vehicle.