Cleveland Police are investigating the carjacking and assault of a 97-year-old woman Sunday morning.
Evelyn Davis, a retired teacher, was picking up a friend at 10714 Hathaway Ave. before heading to church when the incident occurred.
Leaving her car running, Davis briefly went inside the home to deliver a special Mother's Day meal.
During that time a thief attempted to steal Davis' car.
MORE: This is the Acura carjacked from a 97-yo woman picking a friend up for church this morn. So far, no arrests. pic.twitter.com/65Pclw2PSS— Carly Flynn Morgan (@CarlyFMorgan) May 14, 2017
In an effort to stop the thief Davis was injured in the struggle.
She was transported to University Hospitals with minor injuries, and is expected to make a full recovery.
“She’s witty, sharp. Her memory is good. She remembered her license plate number,” said community activist Khalid Samad, who visited Davis in the hospital.
Her car was found a short distance from where the incident occurred.
MORE: Car was found at Morris & E 90. Stolen a few hrs earlier a short distance away. 97-yo driver is ok at hospital. pic.twitter.com/umTHIDW9lv— Carly Flynn Morgan (@CarlyFMorgan) May 14, 2017
Police are still searching for suspects and no arrests have been made at this time.
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