“I wasn’t about to find out if he’d use it,” Carjacking victim speaks after suspect’s arrest

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OKLAHOMA CITY — Police arrested a man accused of robbing a bank then carjacking a car salesman.

Oklahoma City Police caught up to Demetrious Nero Monday night.

He was arraigned on federal charges Tuesday afternoon.


It was not a typical day at the office for Ray Park.

The salesman at Bob Howard Chevrolet had a frightening test drive with a convicted felon.

“His eyebrows was the biggest feature that was very obvious… Very well kept hair, very well groomed, wearing a little bit of makeup powdered on his face, his lines were perfect, wearing lipstick,” Park said.

Demetrious Nero is 20 years old, and just got out of prison Friday for assault and battery.

He allegedly told Park he wanted to test drive a white Mercedes, and just a few minutes into the drive, Park says Nero pulled out a gun.

“When I turned back, with my head toward him, weapon to my temple pressed, and he said you need to get out,” Park said.

Park got out quickly and another salesman passed by and picked him up.

That’s when he called 911.

“I wasn’t about to find out if it was loaded, I wasn’t about to find out if he’d use it,” Park said. “My temple still feels like I have a weapon pushed up against it.”

Nero’s alleged crime spree started much earlier Monday.

Investigators say Nero robbed an Arvest Bank around 11 a.m.

We’re told he was on his cell phone most of the time and demanded money from a teller.

Monday night, police spotted the stolen Mercedes parked at a Phillips 66 at 36th and Kelley. That’s where they arrested Nero.

He was dressed as a woman when officers put him in the back of a police car.

FBI agents say Nero confessed to both crimes, saying he wanted to go back to prison because he missed his boyfriend, who’s still serving time in Lexington.

But if convicted, Nero will be headed to a federal prison.

He also told investigators he missed the routine of being institutionalized.

As for Park, he’s just glad Nero is behind bars.

“I’m glad it’s a new day, and I’m glad I’m here,” Park said.

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