Posted on September 18, 2006

On Star Used To Capture Carjacking Suspect, September 9, 2006

[Editor’s Note: See video at original article.]

A 22-year-old Merritt Island man accused of stealing an elderly couple’s car was captured Saturday after authorities used the vehicle’s On Star emergency system to track him down, according to Local 6 News.

Jamal Williams allegedly stole the car of Ed and Irene Sierzant of Melbourne Saturday. The pair, who are in their 80s, were pumping gas when Williams allegedly approached the couple with a gun and demanded the car.


The couple’s 2006 Chevy Impala, which was equipped with the OnStar system, helped police quickly locate the car and Williams.

After Williams was taken into custody, he told Local 6 News that his job was robbing people.

“Get a job?” Williams said. “I got one — taking white people’s cars like yours.”

Williams was charged with carjacking, drug possession and violating probation. He remains in the Brevard County Jail