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Florida Mayor Carjacked at Gunpoint Outside His Home

Trayvon Martin was fatally shot in the small Florida community of Sanford

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    Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett

    The mayor of a Florida city was carjacked at gunpoint early Saturday outside his house, police said.

    At around 2:15 a.m. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was approached by three men, one of whom was armed with a gun and stole his Mercedes and wallet, police told NBC affiliate WESH in Winter Park.

    Two people, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old, were later arrested but a third suspect remains loose, WESH reported. During the robbery, one of the three men pointed a gun at Triplett before stealing his keys.

    The small Florida community of Sanford, about 20 miles north of Orlando, was propelled into the spotlight in 2012 when George Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed teenage Trayvon Martin in a gated community in the town.