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Cleveland woman dragged by car during carjacking in city’s Fairfax neighborhood

August 8, 2018

Cleveland woman dragged by car during carjacking in city’s Fairfax neighborhood

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- A Cleveland woman was dragged by a car moments after two unidentified carjackers threw her from it Sunday in the city’s Fairfax neighborhood.

The 24-year-old woman suffered minor injuries but refused to be taken to a hospital following the incident, which happened just after 10:30 p.m. on East 84th Street at Woodland Avenue, according to a police report.

No arrests have been made in the case, police said.

The woman had just stopped at a red light on East 84th Street at Woodland Avenue when she saw another woman approaching the passenger side of her 2004 Pontiac Grand Prix. Moments later, a man opened her driver-side door and grabbed the back of her hair, the report says.

The man threw her out of the car and got into the driver’s seat. The other carjacker also got into the passenger’s seat.

The woman grabbed the driver-side door as the man started to drive away. He was halfway to the next intersection and traveling approximately 40 mph when the woman let go of the door, the report says.

The man closed the car door before he turned left on Quincy Avenue.

The woman suffered minor injuries to both knees and her shoulder, arm, wrist and index finger, the report says.

Her cellphone and wallet were still in the car, so she walked to a friend’s house and called her sister. She later went to a police station to report the carjacking.

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