ST. LOUIS - A south St. Louis carjacking woman surprised herself with how she handled the stressful moment when a gun was pointed in her direction and she was ordered to hand over her keys. She tells Fox 2 she told the suspect to go ahead and shoot. She reached for her keys’ panic button but said the suspect grabbed it and then took off in her brand-new Volkswagen Tiguan.
“I just feel lucky that he didn’t hurt me,” said the victim. “He could have hurt me.”
The carjacking happened Monday afternoon at approximately 2:40 p.m. on the 4200 block of Minnesota Ave. The victim told Fox 2 she is 81-years old. St. Louis Police initially reported the victim was 95-years-old.
Neighbors are outraged.
“It really angers me,” said Janie Harper. “It’s sickening.”
She hopes this latest crime serves as a reminder to always be aware of your surrounding and to look out for your neighbors.