72-year-old woman recounts carjacking at Arboretum

ROCK HILL, S.C. — A carjacking led to a chase from the Arboretum in Charlotte, along interstates 77 and 485, and down to Rock Hill Monday afternoon.

Two people were placed into custody on Anderson Road after the chase, which reached speeds up to 100 mph, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police said.

Police said the owner of a red four-door car was pushed to the ground by a man and woman in the McDonald’s parking lot at the Arboretum.

Police said the suspects took the victim's keys and stole the car, even hitting another vehicle on the way out of the shopping center.

Susan Day, 72, is a retired Target employee and one of her prized possessions is her car

She was attacked while leaving the McDonald’s, where she'd gone to get a McRib.

"Now when I step back, he could have rolled over me or killed me or whatever," Day said.

Day didn't want to lose her car, so she hung on and was dragged 30 feet.

"I kept saying, ‘Stop, stop,’ so he slammed his foot on the brake and when he did, I fell to the ground," Day said.


She only had some scrapes and bruises from the carjacking.

"I really don't feel safe anymore. My children don't realize I don't feel safe being alone," Day said.

Day said she wasn't scared a bit.

She made enough of a racket so that the police were called right away.

"That's really surprising,” said Bobbi Flynn, who shops at the Arboretum. “I don't know why anybody would think they could get away with stealing a whole car."

The two suspects did not make it far.

Police spotted the stolen Ford on I-485 but said the driver, Jason Mosley, would not stop. The pair led the chase down I-77 and into South Carolina before they were arrested.

(Mosely, Werts)

Mosley, 29, and Melissa Jayne Werts, 31, were arrested and charged with multiple crimes, including possession of a stolen vehicle.

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