Elderly woman carjacked at gunpoint on Detroit's east side
DETROIT (WJBK) - Police in Detroit are searching for a suspected carjacker after a car was stolen from an elderly woman at gunpoint.
The victim, 76-year-old Diana McCreary, says it happened Tuesday in the 4500 block of Sheridan at Forest in Detroit.
"I had just gotten in the car and turned the key on," she says. "He banged on the window with the gun and said get out."
She got out and he took off in her car, going the wrong way on Sheridan. Police say the suspect took her red 2006 Chrysler Pacifica.
"I said, I hope nobody runs into this fool and tears my car up," she says. "That's what I was thinking."
McCreary said she bought the SUV new.
"Brand new, $35,000. I wanted that car bad. The Lord blessed me with it."
Inside the vehicle, she says she had just about all the essentials, her purse, ID, license and charge cards. She also had a shovel and the salt she uses on her sidewalk.
McCreary says she has changed the locks but that is not all you need to get back peace of mind.
Michigan State Police say they found the car on the service drive of I-94 at Saginaw after an apparent crash.
Police report the suspect had a beige medium length coat and a red skull cap, aged between 25 to 35. He was 5 feet 7 inches and 150 pounds.