81-year-old South City woman carjacked at gunpoint

ST. LOUIS - A south St. Louis carjacking woman surprised herself with how she handled the stressful moment when a gun was pointed in her direction and she was ordered to hand over her keys.  She tells Fox 2 she told the suspect to go ahead and shoot.  She reached for her keys’ panic button but said the suspect grabbed it and then took off in her brand-new Volkswagen Tiguan.

“I just feel lucky that he didn’t hurt me,” said the victim.  “He could have hurt me.”

The carjacking happened Monday afternoon at approximately 2:40 p.m. on the 4200 block of Minnesota Ave.  The victim told Fox 2 she is 81-years old.  St. Louis Police initially reported the victim was 95-years-old.

Neighbors are outraged.

“It really angers me,” said Janie Harper.  “It’s sickening.”

She hopes this latest crime serves as a reminder to always be aware of your surrounding and to look out for your neighbors.

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