Arrest Made for two separate carjacking's 9-19-19

Michael L. Haworth, Chief of Police
Pinellas Park Police Department
7700 59th Street N Pinellas Park, Florida 33781 

Contact: Sergeant Michael Lynch Public Information Officer
c- 727-214-7822 mlynch@pinellas-park.com 

Date: Thu Sep 19, 2019 22:42:49

Pinellas Park Police arrest a subject after committing two separate carjacking's this afternoon.
Case Number: 19-74128 & 19-74129 

When: Thursday, September 19, 2019 @ approximately 3:15 p.m. & 3:35 p.m. 

Where: First Location: 3400 block of 67th Avenue Pinellas Park, FL / Second Location: 6500 block of 51st Way N. Pinellas Park, FL 

Arrested: Cassidy Dylan Daniels - 08/23/1992 address: 944 Oak Arbor Circle, St. Augustine, FL 

Charges: 2 counts of carjacking, 1 count of aggravated fleeing and eluding, 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Victims: First victim: Tatiana Schwaninger 23 years of age, of Clearwater, FL / Second victim: 16 year old male juvenile (name not being released per FSS 119). 

What: On this date at approximately 3:15 p.m. Pinellas Park Police responded to the 3400 block of 67th Avenue North in reference to a just occurred carjacking. Contact was made with victim number one, Tatiana Schwaninger. Tatiana told officers she had just left her place of employment and had just got into her vehicle when she was approached by the suspect Cassidy Daniels. Daniels implied that he had a weapon and demanded that Tatiana exit her vehicle. Daniels took Tatiana's vehicle and fled the area just prior to officers arriving on scene. As officers were conducting the investigation and searching for the suspect and stolen vehicle, a second call was received regarding a second carjacking that had just taken place in the 6500 block of 51st Way N. The suspect description provided in the second carjacking was similar to the suspect description in the first carjacking. The 16 year old male victim of the second carjacking had just arrived at his home and was exiting his vehicle when the suspect, later identified as Cassidy Daniels approached the second victim. Daniels physically removed the victim by grabbing and pulling him from his vehicle as Daniels was demanding to take the vehicle. Daniels then fled the area in the second victim's vehicle, leaving behind the first vehicle that he had previously carjacked. Moments later Daniels was spotted driving the stolen vehicle at a high rate of speed north bound on 66th Street N, where he ended up turning west bound on Bryan Dairy Road with a Pinellas Park Patrol unit in pursuit of him. Daniels continued west bound to Starkey Road and then went south as he continued to flee in a reckless manner from officers. Officers pursued Daniels to the area of 86th Avenue and Denise Drive in unincorporated Pinellas County, where he exited the vehicle and ran, fleeing on foot. After a short foot pursuit Daniels was taken into custody without incident. Daniels was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on the above charges. 

Booking photo of Daniels is attached 

Released by Sgt. Mike Lynch, PIO 

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Photo available at https://www.media-alert.com/listings/Person.aspx?id=90766 

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