Police are searching for a carjacking suspect and vehicle.
According to Tampa police, at about 5: 30 p.m. on Friday a mother parked her vehicle at the Bible Based Fellowship Christian Childcare Center located at 8718 N. 46th St. and went inside to retrieve her 5-year-old daughter. She left the vehicle running and occupied with her 12-year-old son sitting in the front passenger seat.
While the mother was inside an adult suspect approached the vehicle and punched the 12-year-old in the face and told him to get out of the vehicle. The suspect then fled with the vehicle.
"Whoever it is, shame on them for punching my son in the face, like that is where I am more disgusted about, like who does that?" said Sayomara Hampton.
Her son Xavier had some bruising and swelling to his face. He was treated at the scene.
However, Hampton says the boy is currently at a walk-in clinic getting examined.
"He's in shock," she added.
Hampton told ABC Action News she was inside the daycare for less than two minutes.
"I walked in, signed her out, and the teacher literally stopped me two seconds to tell me something and I was turning around he came and said, 'Mommy! Mommy! Somebody hit me and they stole the car,'" Hampton recalled.
Hampton says the carjacker pushed her son out of the moving car.
She added she immediately called the boy's father, who is also her fiance, to come and be by her side.
"He's a punk, he's a sucker and God will have the last words," said Joseph, who declined to give his last name.
Inside of the car, Hampton says she had her purse, wallet and phone.
The vehicle remains outstanding and police are actively searching for the suspect at this time.
"I would say it was a pretty desperate thing to do, I don't know what was going through his mind but it certainly was a bit bold," said Lt. Ricardo Ubinas with Tampa PD.
The suspect is described as a black male, between 19-20 years old, 6' tall, 180 lbs, short twists in his hair, gold teeth, earrings in both ears, and last seen wearing a blue polo style shirt and blue jeans.
The vehicle is a 2009 Toyota Corolla, silver in color with a Florida license tag of DQH D48.
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