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Suspect hops on elderly driver’s lap, tries to steal car

February 23, 2019

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman trying to steal a car jumped onto the lap of a 70-year-old woman and tried to drive away.

Daytona Beach Police say the victim was pulling out of a grocery store parking lot Friday when the unidentified suspect opened the driver’s side door and hopped in. According to the arrest report, the suspect struck the victim several times as she tried to gain control of the vehicle, but the driver fought back.

The elderly driver crashed into another vehicle in the parking lot during the struggle.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports the suspect was captured a few blocks away. It’s unclear why authorities have not identified her. She was charged with carjacking.

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Information from: Daytona Beach (Fla.) News-Journal, http://www.news-journalonline.com