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A woman has quit a police investigation into her own carjacking. The apparent victim said she was punched in the face, carjacked and driven several miles until the carjacker abandoned her and the vehicle and fled on foot.
CHICAGO, IL (Catholic Online) - Carjackings happen, however it is virtually unheard of to see the victim refuse to cooperate, especially give the violent nature of this incident.
Police say they were alerted when the victim pushed her OnStar button requesting help. She told the operator she had been carjacked and hit in the face, and requested help. Police arrived within minutes and conducted a sweep of the area with canine units and officers on foot.
The victim said she was violently carjacked downtown. She told police her assailant hit her in the face and tried to steal her purse. He also drove her vehicle to Schaumburg while she sat terrified in the passenger seat.
It is unknown why she did not abandon the vehicle.
Later, she informed police that she did not want the case to proceed further and ended her cooperation with authorities.
Police say they do not suspect the report was a hoax, since she had injuries consistent with being hit and appeared sincere.
Police say the case is now closed because they cannot solve it without her cooperation. They did not identify the victim. It remains unknown why she stopped cooperating with the authorities.
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