I guess I don't get around much, because I never would have come up with carjacking as a possible father-son bonding activity. Guess I have to give credit to dad ROBERTO BUNGARIN CORREA for coming up with the idea. Oh, it seems Dad threw in a little assault of the car owner, too--just for the added fun. Still think all dads are indispensable?
Father, son arrested in carjacking
Wednesday, Sep 9 2009, 1:01 pm
By Rob Parsons/Tri-County Newspapers
A College City man and his son were jailed Tuesday night after they allegedly beat and carjacked a man then called to apologize and return his vehicle, the Colusa County Sheriff's Office reported.
Roberto Burgarin Correa, 53, and Roberto Romero Correa, 32, were arrested at the father's home in the 500 block of Hardy Street around 10:45. The son was booked on suspicion of felony carjacking and misdemeanor battery. The father was booked on suspicion of misdemeanor assault and felony accessory to the carjacking.
The victim, Joel Velazquez, 39, of Arbuckle, told deputies the incident began around 9:30 p.m. when he arranged to meet the elder Correa on Almond Avenue in Arbuckle to settle some kind of debt, according to sheriff's Sgt. Kevin Erdelt.
The exact amount of money involved as well as the nature of the debt were not known Wednesday, authorities said.
For reasons that were not clear to deputies Wednesday, the younger Correa reportedly approached Velazquez's truck as he pulled up to the meeting place.
"He opened the victim's door, grabbed him out and some type of fight ensued between the three," Erdelt said.
Erdelt said the younger Correa would only tell authorities he attacked Velazquez because he was "scared," Erdelt said.
Velazquez managed to escape and called the authorities. After Velazquez got away, the younger Correa allegedly drove off with the victim's truck, a gray 2005 Dodge 1500 pickup, Erdelt said.
The elder Correa then called Velazquez at home and said he could retrieve his vehicle.
Deputies arrived at Correa's home and, following brief interviews with authorities, both men were taken into custody without incident, Erdelt said.
The men posted bail early Wednesday and were ordered to appear together in Colusa County Superior Court on Nov. 3, a jail spokeswoman confirmed.