Nimeha Milien says she hadn't met 19-year-old Donald McGee Jr. of Hollywood before they went out for the first time last Friday evening, but the two had texted back and forth several times prior to their date.
According to Milien, McGee was a perfect gentleman — right up until the carjacking, that is.
The two spent some time walking and talking at Ocean Inlet Park in Palm Beach County, before ending the night in the parking lot of a Wendy's on Boynton Beach Boulevard.
McGee then ordered Milien out of the car, and proceeded to drive away.
Milien ran to a nearby gas station and asked a patron to phone 911.
Boynton Beach police officers pursued McGee for some eight miles along Interstate 95 before he lost control of the car and ended up by the side of the road.
After a brief attempt to flee, McGee was arrested and charged with armed carjacking, robbery with a firearm, possession of marijuana, driving without a license, and fleeing police.
He reportedly told the cops he needed to "get out of the area," but wouldn't elaborate.
As for Milien, she says she's done with dating for a while, but is mostly just happy to be alive.
"I'm glad that I'm alive to be able to see my 21st birthday because I want to be able to make a difference in this world," she told WPBF News. "If I had died on that night, I wouldn't have done anything."