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Police: Carjacking suspect wanted after Mississippi woman returned from grocery store to find man in driver’s seat of her parked car – Reuters

Police are looking for a carjacking suspect after a woman returned to her car after shopping to find a man sitting in the driver’s seat of his car.

At approximately 9:27 p.m. Monday, Brookhaven police officers were dispatched to Walmart on Brookway Boulevard in response to a report of a stolen vehicle. Vehicle owner Lisa Wilson was “clearly shaken,” Chief Kenneth Collins said.

Wilson told officers she was about to put her groceries in her white 2020 Kia Sorento when she noticed a man sitting in the driver’s seat of her car. The man was described as a black man with a low cut, wearing a surgical mask and sunglasses.

Wilson started screaming for help and tried to open the car door. The suspect locked the doors and quickly exited the parking lot. Wilson, who was holding the doorknob, was dragged a short distance down the sidewalk, Collins said.

She suffered abrasions, bruises and a broken foot, according to a family member’s Facebook post.

“She was carjacked, run over and drugged because an animal decided to steal her vehicle from Wal Mart in Brookhaven,” Wilson’s nephew Zach Harveston wrote. “I want to thank from the bottom of my heart Sergeant Lisa Jackson of the Brookhaven Police Department and the KDMC paramedics for their hard work and for taking care of her!!! …the people I beg and plead with you to please be aware of your surroundings and always stay alert. Because I’m here to tell you that it can happen to anyone.

“We have video and are trying to locate the suspect who is still at large,” Collins said. “We think it’s a regular hanging out there.”

Anyone who spots the vehicle — Mississippi license plate LID2412 — or has other information is asked to call the BPD at 601-833-2424.