Man Arrested After Stealing Woman’s Jeep with Two Children Inside
HUDSON (PASCO) – A day of “mudding” turned violent Tuesday, after a man stole a woman’s Jeep that was still occupied by her two children.
According to Pasco County Officials, 21-year-old Travis Wade Breighner became involved with in an altercation with a woman’s boyfriend in a wooded area near 16411 Tomahawk Street. The confrontation turned physical, when Breighner punched the window of the woman’s Jeep, jumped inside and then fled with her two children, ages 2 and 3.
Breighner, who officials say was fully aware that children were inside the vehicle, drove a distance away and then abandoned the vehicle.
Officials searched the area and eventually captured Breighner at a residence on Oak Drive.
Breighner is charged with Kidapping, Auto Theft, Criminal Mischief, Resisting Arrests, Possession of Marijuana.
The children were unharmed in the incident, say officials.
Breighner has a long history of violence, including prior charges of Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Interference in Child Custody and Domestic Battery.
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