A 17-year-old male from Milford has been arrested and charged with carjacking following an alleged incident that took place in the parking lot of Milford Square shopping center last Thursday.

A 17-year-old male from Milford has been arrested and charged with carjacking following an alleged incident that took place in the parking lot of Milford Square shopping center last Thursday.
A police investigation revealed that the 17-year-old and Joshua Sockriter, an 18-year-old from Milford, were occupants of the vehicle along with its owner, the 77-year-old victim, said Det. Dwight Young, spokesman for the Milford Police Department.
While attempting to purchase food from a nearby restaurant, the 17-year-old asked the 77-year-old man to pay for the food, Young said.
After the elderly victim said he did not have money to pay for the food, the 17-year-old became irate and he and Sockriter got out of the vehicle and began walking in the parking lot, Young added.
The victim drove up next to them as they were walking and tried to get then to get back into the vehicle, but they both began kicking the vehicle.
The victim stopped the vehicle and as he did so the 17-year-old ran up to the driver’s side of the vehicle, opened the door and pulled the 77-year-old out of the vehicle, said Young.
The 17-year-old then got into the driver’s seat and drove off as the victim was left walking in the parking lot. Sockriter left the area on foot prior to the carjacking occurring. The vehicle was later recovered.
The 17-year-old is charged with second-degree carjacking of an occupant 62-years-old or older, offensive touching and criminal mischief under $1,000. He was committed to The Stevenson House in default of $40,200 secured bond.
Sockriter is charged with criminal mischief under $1,000 and was released on $100 unsecured bond.