Polk Sheriff: Bonefish Grill carjacker arrested

POLK COUNTY, Fla. (WFLA) – Polk County Sheriff’s Office has made an arrest in last week’s carjacking case outside a Bonefish Grill restaurant in Lakeland.

Deputies have charged Sean McLaughlin of Lakeland with the carjacking that took place last Sunday.

Investigators say the carjacking happened around 3:30 a.m. in the parking lot of the Bonefish Grill, located at 225 Pipkin Rd. W. in Lakeland. The woman was in her car preparing to leave the parking lot when a male approached the driver-side window with what appeared to be a chain wrapped around his hand. The man demanded that she get out of the vehicle.

The woman got out and the man drove away in the westbound direction on Pipkin Road.

A witness to the carjacking spotted McLaughlin at a convenience store nearby and called authorities early Sunday morning. Deputies arrived and took McLaughlin into custody without incident.

McLaughlin is being charged with armed robbery and burglary, grand theft, and illegal possession of drugs without a prescription.

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