A female College sophomore was injured last night when a would-be car thief got behind the wheel of her car, drove it into her and pinned her against a fence. University Police and witnesses said they believe the thief trapped the student against the fence as she was attempting to stop the theft. She was pinned by the side of the car to a fence in a parking lot on Irving Street, between 40th and 41st streets, at about 8:45 p.m. Irving Street lies between Locust and Spruce streets. The student's name was not available. According to the student's housemate, a College sophomore who requested anonymity, the woman was trying to re-arrange two cars in a fenced-in lot that faces Irving Street. The thief jumped into the vacant car, where she had left the keys. When the woman ran over to the car, the thief moved the car to pin her against the fence, the housemate said. The thief then fled toward 40th Street, and housemates who heard the student's screams called University Police. Students said they had to lift the subcompact car to free her. When they moved it, witnesses said, the student collapsed and was caught by another student. A plainclothes police officer arrived on the scene as they were moving the car. About half a dozen other officers arrived within moments.Comments powered by Disqus
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