Upon an inquiry by Tallahassee Reports, the Tallahassee Police Department provided information about a carjacking and robbery which took place this past Sunday on West Tennessee Street. The incident – which occurred around 2 am – left two elderly Tallahassee victims without a car and with serious, but non-life threatening injuries. There was no weapon involved in the incident.
The perpetrator has been identified as John Wagner, age 32, but remains at large.
A warrant has been issued for Wagner’s arrest for carjacking and robbery. TPD told TR that Wagner is considered a transient, but due to the status of the investigation, would not reveal further details about Wagner’s residence.
TPD also said the their investigation revealed that Wagner had been seen loitering on Tennessee Street on Saturday, the day before the carjacking.
The incident began on Sunday morning when Wagner attempted a carjacking at Mike’ Beer Bar on Tennessee Street. Approximately twenty minutes later, Wagner carjacked and assaulted an elderly couple at a Burger King located at 1060 West Tennessee Street.
The stolen car was subsequently recovered in Jefferson County and a warrant was issued.
In 2022, TPD reported 15 carjacking/robbery incidents.