Manatee carjacking foiled after victim resists

MANATEE — A 29-year-old man was arrested after he tried to steal a woman's car in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven store in the 2000 block of Cortez Road, according to the Manatee County Sheriff's Office.

The woman was leaving the store about 8:12 p.m. Sunday when she was approached by Shawn Allan Hollar, who demanded her car keys. Hollar grabbed the woman in a headlock and punched her several times in the back while trying to grab the keys, according to a news release.

The struggle was continuing when a clerk from inside the store came out to help the woman.

Hollar tried to flee, but the clerk tackled him and held him down until deputies arrived, the sheriff's office said.

The woman was not injured in the attack, according to the sheriff's office.

Hollar, who faces a carjacking charge, was being held on $50,000 bond at the Manatee County jail.