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Woman carjacked outside Fed Hill home

Posted at 3:00 PM, Jan 16, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-16 23:30:40-05

BALTIMORE — A woman who lives in federal hill will have a scary reminder of what happened to her when she walks out the door from now on.

As she was going to her car, three people carjacked her and one of them threatened her with a gun.

Police say she threw her keys on the ground and they picked them up and took off.

It was around 6 pm on Tuesday night.

Kevin Horten came outside and noticed the three carjackers before the incident and thought they may be up to no good.

He watched them for a bit and then headed inside.

“Ten seconds later I hear this blood curling scream from inside my house,” said Horten. “Quite frankly because there was two guys and a girl I thought initially it might be these kids rough housing and having fun, but something told me this scream wasn’t a normal scream.”

It was right outside his home, so he shouted to the woman that she could come in to get safe.

“When we got in the house she was like they had a gun. I’m like I didn’t see them where were they? She’s like they are in my car they are stealing my car. I opened the door again and they peeled out of the spot they clipped my car and took off down the street.”

Just around the corner a few hours earlier a doorbell camera caught three other people throwing snowballs at an elderly woman and her son.

Hours later her home was broken into.

Michael Hoff wants to see more patrols and officers walking the streets.

He said it is unacceptable that he can walk around in his neighborhood for over an hour and a half and not see an officer.

“The Mayor’s been talking about we only had 300 some murders last year,” Hoff said. “That’s still 300 people got killed. People are getting mugged people are getting raped it’s an awful situation. Our goal was to live down here for a long time but it’s just not feasible. My kids are too important to me and I’m too important to them.”

Leaving these neighbors to wonder if the neighborhood they love is worth the piece of my mind they’ve lost.

“On top of my taxes I’m paying $300 a month in Uber charges because I don’t feel safe walking anywhere,” said Horten. “I go 5 blocks away and call an Uber driver. I feel like an idiot I jump and he’s like where ya headed and I’m like 3 blocks away. He’s like I don’t blame ya I wouldn’t walk either.”

The woman’s car that was stolen is a Toyota.

Anyone with information is asked to call police.