Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Woman, 89, Thwarts Carjacker

Great story. It's great in that it ended well for the victim, not great in the sense that criminals are targeting the elderly.

At a strip mall in Greenfield, a young thug tried to force an 89-year-old woman out of her car.

From Greenfield Now:

An 89-year-old woman escaped injury after she refused to allow a carjacker to pull her out of her vehicle at a Greenfield strip mall earlier this month.

The woman on Feb. 4 had just gotten into the driver's seat of her Toyota van after leaving a business in the 4100 block of South 108th Street , when she heard someone pound on her vehicle at about 12:10 p.m. A short time later a male appeared at her driver's side door, preventing it from closing.

The suspect, whom the woman described as a black male in his teens, grabbed her left arm near her elbow and tried to pull her out of her van. The woman told police she asked the suspect what he was doing there and then said: "Get out of here!" Her assailant ran off after the woman began honking her horn.

Although she did not see the suspect get into a vehicle, the woman told police she did notice that a black sedan parked behind her sped out of the lot immediately after the incident.

...Greenfield police later learned the suspect and occupants of the black sedan were involved in three other incidents later that day. The suspects allegedly stole a purse from a woman in West Allis, assaulted a woman in Milwaukee and stole her vehicle, and carjacked a vehicle in the parking lot of a Milwaukee Walmart. All the crimes occurred within a four-hour period.

The suspects, three boys and a girl, all from Milwaukee, range in age from 15 to 17, police said. At least one of the suspects was taken into custody.
Mayor Tom Barrett should comment on these Milwaukee thugs terrorizing women.

Do attacking women and stealing their cars and purses count as "War on Women" issues?

I think Bob Donovan would make a better mayor.

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