Carjacking and high-speed chase result in crash at University and 13th

Schnyder Joseph


According to an arrest report from the Gainesville Police Department (GPD), Schnyder Joseph allegedly approached a female victim around 1:00 a.m. on Saturday at a storage unit at 2160 NE 1st Blvd., demanding the keys to her car and brandishing a long, silver knife.

After the victim handed Joseph the keys, he left the scene; GPD located the car a short time later and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but Joseph refused to stop and drove away at a high rate of speed. Joseph then crashed into a car at the intersection of University Avenue and NW 13th Street, causing minor injuries to both Joseph and the driver of the car he hit, as well as heavy damage to both vehicles.

Following the crash, Joseph fled on foot and was caught on the UF campus about 3 minutes later. Joseph remains in custody and has been charged with Robbery: Carjacking with firearm or weapon, Resist Officer-Obstruct w/o violence, Flee Elude Police: Fail to obey LEO order to stop, and Hit and Run with a failure to remain at a crash involving injury.