Woman accused of carjacking 88-year-old in Detroit to face trial

A Wayne County judge announced Monday that the woman accused of carjacking and injuring an 88-year-old woman will go to trial. 

It was 2:30 in the afternoon of February 6th when 88-year-old Henrietta Kulberg was backing out of her driveway to go to the grocery story. When she tried to back up, she got stuck in the snow in the street.

Then along came a seemingly Good Samaritan.

"A person on a bicycle came along and offered to help me," she says. 

"She said i can get you out of there - you've got to rock it."

Henrietta got into the passenger seat and 55-year-old Valerie Johnson got behind the wheel and got the car out of the snow. It was the start of an adventure with a stranger involving groceries, snow shoveling and, eventually, a Good-Samaritan-gone-bad back at Henrietta's home.

"She pulled the door open and pushed me into the house," Henrietta says.

"She started saying 'where's the money? Where's the money?' I was face down on the carpet and I said you're awfully strong for a woman - and she said I'm not a woman I'm a man."

But she was indeed a woman who allegedly took $40 from Henrietta's purse. Henrietta testified Johnson told her she knew that she'd call the police so she had to tie her up. She also said Johnson told her she had a gun and then took off in the woman's car.

Henrietta was left with bruising she had from being tied up with leggings, but this feisty, almost 90-year-old woman, refused to be a victim.
She was able to free herself, call police which eventually lead to the arrest of Valerie Johnson who will now face trial.

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