Crook takes woman's SUV with her dog still inside
POSTED: Friday, November 2, 2012 - 11:15am
UPDATED: Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 4:50pm
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WDSU) — New Orleans police said a woman was attacked and carjacked, and now she is desperately searching for her dog, which was inside her vehicle when it was stolen.
Meg Hall said a man grabbed and hit her Tuesday about 10:30 p.m., as she was getting into her vehicle in the 2300 block of Burdette Street.
Hall and her family are scouring the neighborhood, asking anyone who may have seen Skeeter to speak up.
"(Skeeter) is a nervous, fragile dog," Hall said. "He's a Chihuahua/Jack Russell terrier mix, 8 pounds, 11 years old and going to be really scared."
Hall said she was in the driveway about to leave when a man on a bike rode up and forced her car door open. He pretended to have a gun, she said.
Hall said she fought back and kicked and screamed, but the man dragged her out of the vehicle and hit her in the face. It happened so fast, Hall said, that it couldn't have been more than 30 seconds.
"As soon as he pulled me and hit me, I got up and I ran. I was banging on the window, 'Please give me my dog. I want my dog. Give me my dog,'" Hall said.
She said the carjacker jumped into her Lincoln Navigator and drove down South Claiborne Avenue toward Broadway Street with her purse, phone and Skeeter still inside.
"I hope they didn't abandon the car and Skeeter's in there somewhere. I want people looking for the car," Hall said.
Hall said she's focusing on finding her 11-year-old dog and getting him back safe.
"He's my roommate, best friend and the one I come home to," Hall said.
Hall said her 2000 Lincoln Navigator has NOLA bumper stickers on it. Anyone who sees it or Skeeter can contact Hall on her Facebook page or call police.