Indiana grandmother hangs on to her car despite bloody attack by ‘young punk’ carjackers
Police in Indianapolis are investigating an attempted carjacking that left a 67-year-old woman with a swollen eye and internal injuries — but not without her van.
The victim, Kay Kise, told WTHR-TV that she was attacked by three teenagers after parking in front of her house on Sunday night.
Kise said one of the assailants asked her for directions before pointing a gun at her and demanding the keys to her van, which she purchased over the summer.
“He said, ‘I said give me the keys to that car,'” Kise recalled. “And I shook that gun out of my face and I said, ‘You are not taking my car.’ I said, ‘I have not had it that long and you are not getting it.'”
When she refused, Kise said, she was hit in the side of the head and fell back into the vehicle, which was parked with the side door open at the time of the attack. She said she woke up with her head throbbing and bleeding, but with her keys still in hand.
“I wasn’t about to let no young punk take my car,” Kise told the Indianapolis Star reported.
Kise yelled for help during the attack, drawing the attention of one neighbor. The suspects left the scene of the attack before police arrived. Kise’s left eye was swollen shut as a result of the attack. She was also treated for facial injuries and bleeding on her brain.
Watch WTHR’s report on the attack against Kise, as aired on Monday, below.