Students kidnap federal agent and hold him until OnStar contacted the carBy Mason White 4:06 PM August 17, 2015
|The four suspects|
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) High school students were arrested for kidnapping a federal agent.
The 4 students were arrested for the carjacking and kidnapping of a Texas Border Patrol agent who was on vacation with his family in Florida, police said.
The 44-year-old agent was confronted at gunpoint as he was packing up his car at an Orlando hotel parking lot on Wednesday night.
The teens forced the agent into the back seat of his car. They pistol-whipped him, tied him up and stole his wallet.
He was then held captive for two hours. His terrible ordeal ended with the assistance of OnStar.
The agent’s wife contacted OnStar vehicle security service. The OnStar representative then placed a call to the vehicle and heard someone screaming for help, Sheriff Jerry Demings said.
That is when the assailants left the car at a vacant house and fled, police said.
Police arrested Gregory McDonald, 18, Dante Askins, 18, and two other teens, who are 15 and 16 years old.
The federal agent needed stitches to close a scalp wound from being pistol-whipped. The 4 suspects are facing charges of armed kidnapping, carjacking and battery with a firearm.