Annapolis woman evades early-morning carjacking

September 27, 1992|By Kris Antonelli | Kris Antonelli,Staff Writer

A 19-year-old Annapolis woman managed to escape from five men who tried to pull her from her car after they stopped her on a Glen Burnie road early Friday morning.

The woman said she was driving in the 400 block of Howard Manor Drive about 12:20 a.m. when five men jumped from out of the woods, causing her to slow down.

"My doors were locked but because the heater had steamed up my windows, I had my driver's side window open part way," she said. "One of them grabbed my hair and had my head out the window and the another was pounding on my steering wheel."

She said she kept her foot on the clutch because she knew if she let the clutch out, the car would stall.

While two of them were trying to get her out of the car, the others were checking to see if the other car doors were locked. Fortunately, they were, she said.

"I just accelerated," she said, and managed to drive away. "One of them pulled out a hunk of my hair."

The woman said she drove to the Shell gas station at the intersection of Ritchie Highway and Jumper's Hole Road and called police.

She said she was on her way home from a friend's house when the attempt occurred.

Before she left her friend's house, the lighted motion detectors outside the house kept going on and off.

pTC "We think they were outside the house and knew we were in there alone," she said.

The woman said her friend had walked her to the door of the house, and while they were standing on the porch, her friend warned her to be careful and lock all her car doors.

"When they came up to my car, they were making fun of that conversation that I had with her," she said.

"So they must have been just outside and heard it."

When she pulled away from her attackers, she said, she saw them run up the road toward her friend's house.

Police had no specific description of the men.

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