Woman fights off carjacker at Jefferson County gas station

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JEFFERSON COUNTY, MO (KPLR) - A woman was able to fight off a potential carjacker early Friday morning.

A 44-year-old woman left her vehicle running and unlocked at 3:00 a.m. outside the BP Convenience Store in the 100 block of Old Sugar Creek Road in Fenton. Police say she noticed a man wearing a hoodie entering her vehicle while inside the business. She rushed outside to confront the man.

The suspect was able to place the vehicle into reverse before the owner gained control of the SUV. She was being dragged by the vehicle when she was able to place it into park and remove the key. The SUV lurched to a stop.

The woman and the suspect fight outside the driver door. Several punches were thrown. Then the man just walks away on foot.

Emergency Medical Personnel arrived on the scene to treat the victim for an injury to the left side of her face.

The suspect is described as a white male, 20-26 years old, 160lbs and 5'8"-6'0" tall. He was wearing a black Adidas hooded sweatshirt, dark shorts and tennis shoes.

Call the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office tip line if you have any information in this case: 636-797-5515.