PENDLETON, S.C. (AP) – Police say a man tried to carjack a woman’s vehicle in an upstate South Carolina community after throwing gasoline in her face.
Pendleton police Chief Doyle Burdette tells local media outlets it happened about 11 a.m. Saturday when a man approached the woman’s vehicle, tossed a cup of gasoline in her face and grabbed the keys.
The woman’s two daughters were in the car and one got out and started taking pictures of the man before he pushed her to the ground.
Police say the man got into the driver’s seat but couldn’t immediately find the ignition key and then ran off. The woman washed the gasoline off her face and was not injured.
Police have released the cellphone pictures and are looking for the assailant.