Police: Woman Carjacks Driver In Philadelphia, Leads Police On Chase Into Montgomery County
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by Todd Quinones
ABINGTON Twp., Pa., (CBS) – A 30-year-old woman is under arrest after she allegedly carjacked a car service driver and led police on a chase into Montgomery County Tuesday night.
There was a bloody fight as the woman, identified as Toni Williams, allegedly put a knife to the driver’s throat. The car service driver was actually just picking up a a passenger when the woman got into the back seat.
“In plain view, in the front seat of the limousine was the bloody knife which is described as a 12-inch steak knife,” said Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small.
It all started around 7 p.m. at the 700 block of Adams Avenue in Philadelphia. After the 30-year-old suspect allegedly pulled out a knife and got into an altercation with the driver, she then pulled out a second weapon.
“During the struggle, she then let go of the knife and pulled out a small handgun and ordered the driver to get out of the vehicle,” said Chief Inspector Small.
The driver was transported to Aria Health Frankford Campus with cuts to his hands. He is listed in stable condition.
Thanks to a GPS inside the car, Philadelphia Police used their helicopter to track down the car and the suspect at the shopping center off Huntingdon Pike in Abington Township.
“The female then exited the vehicle and Second District police chased after her, grabbed her, and apprehended her,” said Chief Inspector Small.
According to police, the driver was able to positively identify Williams as the person who carjacked him.
She is currently in jail and faces multiple charges including Aggravated Assault, Robbery, and Carjacking.