A man arrested for a carjacking in Florida allegedly admitted to authorities during questioning he had murdered a person earlier in the week.
On Jan. 16 around 10 a.m., Alexander Acs is accused of using a box cutter to slash a driver in the face during a carjacking near Orlando, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office said.
After law enforcement apprehended Acs, he allegedly confessed to stealing the vehicle and told investigators he had also murdered a person, according to the sheriff’s office.
An arrest report obtained by WJXT states Acs said he traveled to Orlando on Jan. 7 to find his ex-girlfriend, who had pressed charges against him in Hillsborough County.
Deputies wrote in the report that Acs allegedly said he wanted to “take everything from her” and then planned to flee the United States. Acs, the report states, also told investigators he needed a weapon, so he allegedly made a plan to murder the person whose home he was staying in and steal a gun from the residence.
The report states Acs allegedly used a piece of asphalt to hit the homeowner over the head. The victim fought back, the report continues, but Acs bound the person’s hands with a phone charging cable.
According to the report, Acs said he was unable to find a gun in the home, so he allegedly struck the victim in the head with the asphalt twice more before dragging the victim’s body to a bedroom and covering it up with clothing. The report states he then doused the home in lighter fluid as a way to mask the smell when the body would began to decompose.
Acs fled the scene and for days continued to try to find his ex-girlfriend until his capture following the carjacking, deputies wrote in the report.
At the time of the alleged carjacking and murder, Acs had been out on bond awaiting trial in connection to a simple battery charge from October. In that incident, a woman in Jacksonville alleged he had assaulted her and stolen a gun, WJAX reported.