A Ventura County man is accused of beating, and carjacking someone who offered to give him a ride.
Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies say they received a call just before 3 a.m. Saturday about an injured man on the 2200 block of Dawn Court, in Ventura. The assault victim told deputies he had met Robert Brian Joyce a few hours earlier, and agreed to the Thousand Oaks man’s request to drive him home. But, he told deputies his passenger then pulled out a gun, told him where to drive, attacked him, and then kicked him out of his car.
Deputies spotted Joyce about 90 minutes later, in another vehicle in Thousand Oaks. He was arrested for carjacking, assault with a deadly weapon involving a firearm, and kidnapping. The victim of the attack wasn’t seriously injured.