Man arrested in USF carjacking after chase, crash

Published July 29, 2013

TAMPA — A man accused of a carjacking Monday morning at the University of South Florida was arrested later in Marion County, authorities said.

USF police said Vladimir Matushevskiy, 29, approached a woman about 9:20 a.m. in Parking Lot 33 in the health sciences area of the Tampa campus. He flashed a gun and ordered her out of the car. She was not harmed.

USF officers used a cell phone tracking system to determine that the car had been driven off campus and Tampa police were called in. Hours later, the car was recovered and Matushevskiy arrested after a chase and crash involving the Sumter and Marion county sheriff's offices.

Authorities have not said what circumstances led to the carjacking and charges against Matushevskiy were not announced. The investigation was ongoing.