PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — A 16-year-old south Florida boy said he just wanted to get an iPhone, but wound up dangling out of a car going 40 mph.
Josh Callazos looks back now on the night he was robbed and realizes he almost lost his life.
"I could have died, you know what I mean?" he said. "For a simple PS3."
A PS3 is a PlayStation 3, a video gaming system.
Callazos posted an ad in September on Facebook looking to sell his PS3. The ad was answered by a man offering a trade: he would take the PS3 and some cash in exchange for an iPhone. Callazos agreed.
The deal was arranged to take place at Callazos' home in Port St. Lucie.
Three people arrived in a car and handed Callazos the iPhone through the back window. Callazos gave the PS3 and the money to the guy in the back seat.
Then that guy snatched the iPhone from Callazos and the car took off.
Callazos admits he didn't even think about what he did next: he jumped through the back window.
"I was halfway in," Callazos remembered. "I was punching him and trying to get my PS3 and anything, just grabbing anything so I wouldn't fall down."
The car was traveling about 40 miles per hour and went about 1,000 feet before the person in the back seat shoved Callazos out of the moving car. Callazos still has scars on his arms and legs from the injuries he suffered.
The suspects got away that night. When police investigated, they discovered the Facebook account the suspects had used was opened under a fake name.
"It was just a little difficult to try to track down who exactly the real person behind this robbery was," explained Master Sgt. Frank Sabol of the Port St. Lucie Police Department.
Now, four months later, thanks to an anonymous tip, police have finally tracked down the suspects.
Twenty-year-old Christopher Alexis, 19-year-old Marquez Stacy and 18-year-old Dakota Shantae Washington were arrested this week.
Callazos said he's glad to see them in custody and promised he was done selling things on Facebook.
He also said he's done jumping into moving cars to try to stop a robbery.