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New Port Richey man arrested in attempted St. Petersburg carjacking

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman's screams helped scare away a New Port Richey man who tried to steal her car at knifepoint, police said.

Police said Casey Lee McFadden, 26, confronted a woman who was inside her car about 4 p.m. Wednesday. She was returning to work after stopping at Dunkin' Donuts.

Melissa Stabins was sitting in the car when McFadden approached her with a knife, telling her to "move over and don't say a word," according to an arrest report.

Stabins screamed for help, and McFadden ran away, police said.

Police dogs tracked him down near the crime scene.

He was arrested on charges of kidnapping, carjacking with a weapon and marijuana possession. McFadden remained in the Pinellas County jail Thursday on $200,500 bail.

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New Port Richey man arrested in attempted St. Petersburg carjacking 03/11/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 11, 2010 3:13pm]
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