A Florida mayor was carjacked at gunpoint Saturday, according to police.
Jeff Triplett, the mayor of Sanford, Florida, was leaving a friend's home at around 2:15 a.m. when three male suspects, one of whom had a gun, stole his Mercedes and wallet, police told WKMG-TV.
Two suspects, ages and 17 and 18, were later arrested, but Sanford police continue their search for the third. The 18-year-old suspect was identified as Jermine Jacques Horne, WKMG reported.
Both teens were charged with carjacking with a firearm and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Police told WKMG Horne was also charged with contributing to the delinquency or dependency of a minor.
"This is a very scary situation. I'm the father of two and I've been married for 20 years this year," Triplett told the station. "I'm lucky to be standing here having this conversation."
Triplett claims one of the three men stuck a gun in his mouth before stealing his keys, WKMG reported.
“Being a victim of a crime is unnerving, yet it was reassuring to witness both speed and diligence from the Sanford Police Department,” Triplett told WESH-TV. “It is disheartening when this type of crime takes place in the City of Sanford.”
Sanford, a city of around 50,000 north of Orlando, is the same city where George Zimmerman fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in 2012.