A Good Samaritan Recounts Stunning Tri-State Car Hijacking – NBC Chicago

A chilling encounter on the Tri-State Tollway on Thursday morning unfolded after a woman was hijacked by a group of suspects being chased by police, and a good Samaritan shares her story.

“All I saw was a brown sedan with all four doors open in the left lane, and a young woman as if wandering in the left lane, terrified and in shock,” Jennifer said, who asked NBC 5 not to use his last name.

Jennifer told NBC 5 she was driving home for lunch when she saw the victim on the side of the road in the southbound lanes near 55th Street.

“I stopped my car, got out and said ‘ma’am, it’s okay’ and she just said, ‘they took my car, like frantically, they took my car,'” he said. she declared. “I said, ‘what do you mean they took your car,’ and she just said, they took my car, they took my car.'”

The series of events began when Hinsdale Police spotted a stolen Honda Accord on Ogden Avenue. Officers attempted to stop the vehicle with spike tape, and officials say the suspects then fled southbound on I-294.

The stolen vehicle eventually stalled after one of the tires burst. The carjacking victim was driving directly behind the vehicle when it happened.

“The four guys jumped out, circled her car and she tried to put her car in reverse,” Jennifer said. “She was obviously terrified and frantic and she parked her car by mistake which unlocked the four they all jumped into her car.”

Jennifer said the victim, who is understandably shaken by what happened, is a doctor. She was driving to work when she was pulled from her black SUV during the robbery.

“They were screaming ‘get out of the car! Get out of the car!'” Jennifer said.

The Good Samaritan was able to comfort the victim and brought her back to his condo where the victim waited for her husband to arrive. Investigators also spoke to the victim at Jennifer’s home.

“I feel like I was placed in the right place at the right time to be a comfort to this person,” she said.

The incident comes nearly a week after cellphone video emerged showing a brazen carjacking on the Dan Ryan Highway.

“I think people need to be aware that crime is out of control and we need to demand more from the people who are putting the laws in place,” she said.

Police say the Honda Accord was reported stolen from a dealership in Lyon and they believe the same crew is linked to another car theft in Hinsdale.

As for the victim’s black SUV, officers followed the car but lost sight of the vehicle. It was later found abandoned to Cicero.

The suspects have not been arrested and no further information has been released.

NBC Chicago

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