Police: Suspect nabbed car from dealership, driving away with employee on vehicle

Police: Suspect nabbed car from dealership, driving away with employee on vehicle

LIHUE, KAUAI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 28-year-old man who's accused of stealing a car from a dealership and continuing to drive even as an employee jumped on the vehicle has been arrested.

Police identified the Anahola man as Jovi Enrique.

He was arrested Tuesday for second-degree robbery, car theft and first-degree reckless endangering.

Police said the incident happened at King Auto Center in Lihue, when the suspect was inquiring about a Honda Pilot.

He asked the employee if he could listen to the car's engine and, during the test, jumped into the driver's seat and started to drive away.

That's when a 50-year-old employee jumped onto the vehicle to try to stop Enrique from leaving.

He lost his grip and fell onto the road, suffering non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect was subsequently arrested, and is being held on $19,000 bail.

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