Suspected Carjacker Arrested a Few Minutes after Victim Phones Police
Photo: Neri’s machete
MILL VALLEY— Police responding to a reported carjacking arrested a man a short distance away from where it happened. The suspect was handcuffed and in custody a few minutes after the victim called police.
The carjacking occurred on October 14 near the Mill Valley Park & Ride parking lot located on Seminary Drive. Shortly before 7 p.m., a rideshare driver picked up a passenger who decided to steal his car.
Soon after climbing into the backseat, the passenger pulled out a machete and began threatening the driver. The suspect demanded that the victim surrender his vehicle. Thereupon the driver fled unscathed and promptly phoned 911.
Responding officers from Mill Valley PD rushed to the scene minutes later. They quickly located the suspect, but he was uncooperative.
The suspect ignored commands issued by officers and attempted to walk away instead. He proceeded to cross in front of traffic by the Ferrari of San Francisco dealership, located at 595 Redwood Highway.
All the while, the man continued to ignore police commands to drop the machete that he was carrying. Ultimately, officers used a Taser gun to fell him on a pathway along the side of the road.
The man identified as Gustavo A. Neri, 18 of San Leandro, was arrested at 6:54 p.m. Neri was booked into Marin County Jail, where he is being held in lieu of $150,000 bond on open charges. His charges are carjacking, exhibiting a deadly weapon and resisting an officer.