GASTONIA, NC (FOX 46 WJZY) - A Gastonia woman tells FOX 46 Charlotte that she was carjacked outside of a doctor’s office Monday morning.
A police report states that officers arrived to the 1800 block of Remount Road at 10:45 a.m. for a motor vehicle theft.
When they arrived, the victim told officers a man jumped in her 2017 Blue Kia and sped off. The victim parked directly in front of the doctor's office and left the car running, as she assisted the elderly passenger, who had a an appointment, out of the car and towards the front door.
“I didn’t cut the car off that was a mistake,” the victim told FOX 46 Charlotte. She’s asked that we don’t share her name. “Then I turn back around to come to my car and this young man’s in my car.”
The victim grabbed one of the car doors which resulted in her briefly being dragged by the car as the suspect took off.
“I have banged up knees, hands and my left forearm are injured,” she said.
Police are reviewing surveillance video but have not released that video or any images related to the incident. Officers did share a brief description of the suspect: a white male, thin build, about 5-feet-5 and 140 pounds, wearing a ball cap, shorts and cut off T-shirt.
The victim said she was only a few feet away from her car when it was carjacked, but learned a lesson she’d like to share with everyone.
“Cut your car off, and take your keys with at all times. Lock your car when you get out of it. It’s the worst experience I think I’ve ever been through in my life,” she said.