Alter Kocker Carjacking Goes Awry – Give Up the Car or Fight [POLL/VIDEO]
When you gotta go out, you gotta go out.
And if you’re up there in age, God knows, if you have errands to run, like go to the “beauty parlor” or pick up your prescriptions, nothing’s gonna stop you!
According to tv and newspaper reports, two elderly sisters, aged 94 and 93, fought off an armed 27-year-old man who tried to rob them and steal their car, as they were picking up prescriptions at a local pharmacy.
Sergio Fernando Solorzano-Vasquez was jailed Monday and charged with robbery and carjacking. Police say he jumped into their car and hid in the backseat when they went into a CVS store in Hamilton on Sunday morning.
When they came out, and got back into the car, Solorzano-Vasquez allegedly made his move. Police say he started swinging his knife and threatening the women, but he might not have expected what happened next.
Police say instead of simply giving in, the 94-year-old driver swung her arm back to hit and block the suspect while the 93-year-old sister got out and began to scream for help.
Apparently realizing that it wasn't going to be an easy score, the man took off.
As for the two sisters, they are doing fine and don't know what all the fuss is all about. They declined a request for an interview and asked for their names to remain private.
Solorzano-Vasquez, of Trenton, was facing attempted carjacking, aggravated assault and weapons charges.
The Hamilton CVS is patronized regularly by senior citizens, and news of the attempted carjacking did not seem to faze those in the parking lot Tuesday afternoon during the news conference.
Hamilton resident Madelyn Brown, 89, sat patiently in a car while her daughter-in-law, Patricia Brown, ran in to get her prescription.
“We’re a bunch of tough cookies, they better not mess with us,” she said.
Begs a couple of questions!
You’re 93 and 94!
Why the hell are you still driving? Where are your kids?
Most important: In a carjacking, would you (blank)