A D.C. woman was able to escape an attempted carjacking Wednesday morning, which could be connected to several similar incidents in the area during the past month.
Police say the victim, Mary Walker Jones, was at a stop sign at 7th and L streets in NE on her way to work when a black Acura struck her from behind. She got out of the car to survey the damage, when the passenger of the Acura got out to ask her if she was OK.
"When the little guy who was carjacking me, he looked to be 13 years old, and he was smaller than me, when he took off and ran to my car, I was like, 'Oh my god, he's gonna take my car!'" Walker Jones said.
Walker Jones told police the suspect then got into her driver's seat. She then ran to the passenger side of her car in attempt to chase away the suspect, who then ran back to the Acura.
Police have not confirmed whether the incident is connected to a string of similar fender-bender-turned-carjacking crimes reported throughout the District since late August.
The Metropolitan Police Department advises to stay in your vehicle with your doors locked if you are involved in a rear-end collision and call 911 for police assistance. The MPD also asks for information in the make, model and license place of the vehicle and any other defining characteristics of the car or of the people inside.
If you have information about these cases, call 202-727-9099. You can also submit information by text messaging 50411.