Wichita woman pulled from her car and pepper-sprayed

Published: Jan. 24, 2017 at 10:44 AM CST
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A 92-year-old woman was pulled from her car, pepper-sprayed and Monday afternoon.

It happened around 2:40 p.m. in the 2600 block of east 21st St. N., near 21st and Grove.

Now, police are looking for the woman who did it.

"I had just got in my car, and closed the door when I felt something snatch the door," said Shelvie Cartwright, who was robbed. "I happened to look down and said 'What are you doing?' then the woman said she needed $100."

Cartwright was out running errands when she was approached by the woman. When she told the woman no, she said that's when the woman turned violent.

"I remember it real well," she said. "I told her, 'Please don't be spraying that stuff in my face, because that stuff burns.'

Cartwright said the woman took her purse, got into a dark-colored car and drove off. She followed the woman, before losing sight of her car. That's when she called 911.

"I told the dispatch I was upset, and then I gave them the information they asked for," Cartwright said. "I know I gave them the correct information because I could see could see her good because she was standing right there by me."

Cartwright was not injured and made it back home safely. She says at 92-years-old, she's blessed she wasn't hurt.

"It makes you feel real weird, you know, for somebody just to run up to your door and snatch your door open. It's not a good feeling," Cartwright said.

Police are looking for a woman in her early 30's. Investigators say the woman left the scene in a dark-colored, four-door Buick. If you have any information about the woman, you're asked to call Wichita police.