MILLBRAE (CBS SF) — Two men have been arrested following a carjacking robbery in Millbrae in which the victim was run over by his own car.
The San Mateo County Sheriff’s Office said a deputy conducted a traffic stop Monday evening along Madera Way after seeing a dark-colored Ford Explorer fail to stop at a stop sign.
The driver, identified as 38-year-old Leo Soto, appeared nervous and evasive and a search of the car led to the discovery of another man buried under a pile of clothes in the back seat, according to the sheriff’s office.
The man in the back seat was identified as 30-year-old Antonio Ambriz, who had been identified as the suspect in the carjacking three days prior. The victim had left his vehicle running in his driveway and when he returned he saw the suspect sitting in the driver’s seat. As the carjacker fled, the victim was hit and run over by his own car, suffering minor injuries.
At the traffic stop, deputies used a Taser on Ambriz who did not comply with deputies’ instructions, according to the sheriff’s office.
Ambriz was found to be in possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia, the sheriff’s office said. Both he and Soto were arrested on conspiracy charges. Soto also faces charges of being an accessory while Ambriz was facing additional charges of resisting arrest and drug charges.
Both were booked into the Maguire Correctional Facility in Redwood City.