A carjacker dragged a Queens grandmother for 30 feet as the brave matriarch struggled to free her 7-year-old grandson from inside the car before the thief could peel off, cops and the woman said.
“I just wanted to get him out,” said the grandmother, 48, who asked to remain anonymous out of fear for her safety.
“That’s all. I didn’t care about anything else, even my pocketbook, which was on the seat right in front of me. I could have grabbed it, but that’s just where my head was. You hear things about children getting abducted.”
The incident unfolded around 12:15 a.m. Thursday at 137th and Rockaway Boulevard in Springfield Gardens when an unknown male jumped inside the vehicle with the keys in the ignition and took off, cops said. The boy was lying in the backseat as his grandmother and mom loaded packages into the vehicle, police said.
“I grabbed the door and he pulled me 30 feet,” the grandmother said. “It was a surreal experience. I started in one place and ended up somewhere down the block.”
At the same time, the boy’s mom was running behind the SUV. Then, for some reason, the SUV suddenly stopped at North Conduit Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard, giving the mom a chance to open a door and pull the boy out.
The grandmother escaped the ordeal with cuts to her knees and back pain. The mother, who also asked to remain anonymous, suffered leg injuries from falling on the ground.
The SUV hadn’t been found as of Thursday evening and police were investigating, an NYPD spokesman said.
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