OLDSMAR, Fla. – According to Pinellas County Sheriff deputies, at about 1:35 p.m. on Saturday, 43-year-old Kelly Mascavage was at the Oldsmar Circle K/Shell station, located at 3170 Tampa Road in Oldsmar, standing outside the passenger’s side of her Mazda 5 SUV pumping gas.
Deputies say during this time, 36-year-old Troy Johnson drove a mini-van into the gas station and parked next to the driver’s side of Mascavage’s SUV.
Johnson exited his vehicle and entered the driver’s door of Mascavage’s SUV.
Kelly Mascavage, 43, said to The Free Press, “We just recently moved to Oldsmar from Palm Harbor. It was just a normal day and I needed to get gas. As I was getting gas, I could feel my car move and noticed the man sitting in the driver’s seat. He was erratic and hitting the steering wheel. Something wasn’t right with this guy.”
Johnson, realizing the keys were not in the ignition, began demanding and threatening Mascavage to give him the keys to her car. Mascavage refused and retreated inside the business to call 911.
Deputies say Johnson fled the gas station on foot and entered the Panera Bread restaurant next-door at 3180 Tampa Road in Oldsmar. Johnson began pacing back and forth, yelling at the manager and the seven customers inside the restaurant that he was not leaving until someone gave him keys to a car.
Johnson threatened the manager and eventually walked out of the business.
When deputies arrived on scene, Johnson was in the Panera Bread parking lot attempting to carjack a Ford Fusion, driven by 36-year-old Wayne Curvin Jr.
Johnson ran around the vehicle to avoid deputies and tried aggressively to open the vehicle’s door before fleeing eastbound on foot. Deputies gave chase and deployed a taser to attempt to stop the fleeing suspect. Johnson was immediately secured by deputies and provided medical attention by Oldsmar Fire Rescue E54C.
Johnson was found to be under the influence of narcotics and was transported to Mease Countryside Hospital. He is charged with one count of Carjacking (unarmed), one count of False Imprisonment, one count of Attempted Carjacking, and one count of Resisting without Violence.
The investigation continues.