Young woman dragged through parking lot

Andrew M. Santos

Police are searching for a man accused of grabbing a 20-year-old woman from her SUV, and dragging her through a shopping center parking lot, Thursday night in High Point. Officers said the incident happened at 9:30 p.m. at 2108 N. Centennial St., near Eastchester Drive.Hunter Thompson, whose age has not been released, a college student from Thomasville, told officers she was sitting in the driver’s seat of a white 2016 Honda CR-V when a Black man wearing a ski mask walked up to her vehicle. She told officers the man opened her door and pulled her out. Thompson said the suspect then got into her vehicle and shut the door. She said she grabbed the door handle and held on to it as the suspect drove out of the parking lot. She suffered minor injuries during the ordeal.A family member of Thompson said she was with two friends at the time of the incident.The friends were not in the vehicle, but police said one of the individuals grabbed the passenger side door as the suspect drove away and was dragged as well.”Am I about to die? My car is stolen. What’s going on?” Thompson said when describing her thoughts during the incident.Thompson described the suspect as being between 18 to 25 years old; about 5 feet, 6 inches tall to 5 feet, 9 inches tall; and weighing about 165 to 175 pounds.Thompson’s Honda had a Wingate University sticker on the back.High Point police Capt. Patrik O’Toole said that his advice is to always be aware of your surroundings.“The not worth dying over. Usually, most cars are insured. We can get another car, we can’t get another you,” O’Toole said.”It was my first big purchase ever, so my first car, literally bought it a month ago and I’ve been saving since high school for it,” Thompson said.As of Friday morning, the vehicle has not been located.Police said the incident remains an ongoing investigation.Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of High Point at 336-889-4000.This is a developing story, check back with WXII for more updates.

Police are searching for a man accused of grabbing a 20-year-old woman from her SUV, and dragging her through a shopping center parking lot, Thursday night in High Point.

Officers said the incident happened at 9:30 p.m. at 2108 N. Centennial St., near Eastchester Drive.

Hunter Thompson, whose age has not been released, a college student from Thomasville, told officers she was sitting in the driver’s seat of a white 2016 Honda CR-V when a Black man wearing a ski mask walked up to her vehicle. She told officers the man opened her door and pulled her out. Thompson said the suspect then got into her vehicle and shut the door.

She said she grabbed the door handle and held on to it as the suspect drove out of the parking lot. She suffered minor injuries during the ordeal.

A family member of Thompson said she was with two friends at the time of the incident.

The friends were not in the vehicle, but police said one of the individuals grabbed the passenger side door as the suspect drove away and was dragged as well.

“Am I about to die? My car is stolen. What’s going on?” Thompson said when describing her thoughts during the incident.

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Hunter Thompson, victim of carjacking

Thompson described the suspect as being between 18 to 25 years old; about 5 feet, 6 inches tall to 5 feet, 9 inches tall; and weighing about 165 to 175 pounds.

Thompson’s Honda had a Wingate University sticker on the back.

High Point police Capt. Patrik O’Toole said that his advice is to always be aware of your surroundings.

“The [car is] not worth dying over. Usually, most cars are insured. We can get another car, we can’t get another you,” O’Toole said.

“It was my first big purchase ever, so my first car, literally bought it a month ago and I’ve been saving since high school for it,” Thompson said.

As of Friday morning, the vehicle has not been located.

Police said the incident remains an ongoing investigation.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of High Point at 336-889-4000.

This is a developing story, check back with WXII for more updates.

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