Grandmother dragged, punched, and ran over with stolen car


VALLEJO (KRON) — A Vallejo grandmother was dragged, punched, and run over by her own car that was stolen.

The violent crime happened as the woman scoured her neighborhood, trying to recover her vehicle, which was stolen the day before.

Now, Vallejo police are on the case. KRON’s Alecia Reid talked to the woman who was brutally attacked.

The 61-year-old grandmother said she is scared for her life because she has been dragged, kicked, and punched by the person that stole her car.

The victim has road rash all over her body from being dragged by her car. She said she also has pain in her chest and stomach from being punched and kicked by her attacker.

It all started Tuesday when she noticed her car was stolen from in front of her home. A day later, she started pressing the clicker for her car and heard the alarm go off.

The vehicle was only doors away. She automatically tried getting in and driving home. That is when she said a man walked out of a nearby house and attacked her.

The victim said while all this was happening, the suspect was threatening her.

“If you don’t get out of this car, I’m going to shoot you. I’m going to kill you. He [the suspect] said that twice” said the woman, who would not give her name. His wife helped too.”

The suspect’s wife helped too, the victim said.

Soon after the car was stolen, the thief found her handbag that was in the trunk, and went on a shopping spree, buying hundreds of dollars worth of groceries, a car wash, and even tried buying jewelry.

He was caught on surveillance camera trying to buy goods from the Bonfare Market on Redwood Parkway. By then, the cards were all canceled.

He eventually gave up.

KRON spoke with a lieutenant from the Vallejo Police Department, and he said they have very strong leads in this case and are determined to resolve it soon.

The victim said a couple of weeks ago, the same man that stole her car startled her as she was parking in front of her home really late at night, asking for directions.

None of it made sense until this brutal attack took place. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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