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Woman Ambushed In Grocery Cart Trap
Grocery Carts Blocked Road
POSTED: Thursday, August 20, 2009
UPDATED: 6:42 pm EDT August 20, 2009
WESTLAND, Mich. -- A Westland woman was attacked when she pulled over her vehicle because grocery carts were blocking the road.
Police said Nicole Duncan was driving south on Central City Parkway, near Warren Road in Westland when she noticed four grocery carts in the middle of the one-way street.
Duncan said she pulled over and got out of her car to move them out of the way, but noticed something wasn't right.
As she was getting back into her car, Duncan said she was attacked.
The attacker threw her to the ground, kicked her repeatedly and jumped in her car, Duncan said.
Moments later, a Westland police officer arrived and the attacker took off running, police said.
Police caught up with the suspect, who turned out to be a 16-year-old boy from Westland.
Investigators believed the boy used the grocery carts to block the road so he could carjack an oncoming vehicle.
Duncan suffered scrapes and bruises in the attack.