Person punched in face, then carjacked at Apopka gas station, police say

A 31-year-old man is accused of punching a person in the face at a Florida gas station and then stealing their car, according to police.

Police said the victim was pumping gas at a Mobil gas station on South Orange Blossom Trail in Apopka on Thursday night when the suspect – later identified as Andrew David McClellan – punched him or her in the face and then stole their vehicle.

McClellan was found and arrested in Daytona Beach, police said. He was booked into jail on several charges, including carjacking, battery, and vehicle grand theft, Apopka police said.

Andrew McClellan. Photo via Volusia County Jail.

After his arrest in Volusia County, Daytona Beach Police said McClellan resisted arrest, according to the arrest affidavit. McClellan was handcuffed and placed in the back of a patrol vehicle where he allegedly moved the handcuffs to the front of his body.

When the patrol vehicle's door was opened, McClellan allegedly rushed the officers and pushed one of them, causing that officer to lose his balance, according to the arrest report. McClellan allegedly tried to escape his physical detainment multiple times.

Officers reportedly struck McClellan three times to gain compliance. They also used a "hobble" to tie his ankles together, the report said. He was then placed in a prisoner transport vehicle.

While in there, McClellan allegedly maneuvered the "hobble" around his neck and attempted to tighten it around himself, the report said. He did not lose consciousness and another officer helped to remove the hobble from his neck. He was transported to the hospital.