VALLEJO (KRON) — A Vallejo, California grandmother was dragged, punched, and run over by her own car that was stolen.
The violent crime happened as the woman scoured her neighborhood, trying to recover her vehicle, which was stolen the day before.
Now, Vallejo police are on the case. A Media General affiliate talked to the woman who was brutally attacked.
The 61-year-old grandmother said she is scared for her life because she has been dragged, kicked, and punched by the person that stole her car.
The victim has road rash all over her body from being dragged by her car. She said she also has pain in her chest and stomach from being punched and kicked by her attacker.
It all started Tuesday when she noticed her car was stolen from in front of her home. A day later, she started pressing the clicker for her car and heard the alarm go off.
The vehicle was only doors away. She automatically tried getting in and driving home. That is when she said a man walked out of a nearby house and attacked her.
The victim said while all this was happening, the suspect was threatening her.
“If you don’t get out of this car, I’m going to shoot you. I’m going to kill you. He [the suspect] said that twice” said the woman, who would not give her name. His wife helped too.”
The suspect’s wife helped too, the victim said.
Soon after the car was stolen, the thief found her handbag that was in the trunk, and went on a shopping spree, buying hundreds of dollars worth of groceries, a car wash, and even tried buying jewelry.
He was caught on surveillance camera trying to buy goods at a local market. By then, the cards were all canceled.
He eventually gave up.
The Media General affiliate spoke with a lieutenant from the Vallejo Police Department, and he said they have very strong leads in this case and are determined to resolve it soon.
The victim said a couple of weeks ago, the same man that stole her car startled her as she was parking in front of her home really late at night, asking for directions.
None of it made sense until this brutal attack took place.