After becoming the victim of a violent carjacking, a 72-year-old great-grandmother recuperates.
Shirlene Hernandez was on her way into a Shell gas station in San Antonio to get a Diet Coke when she was kidnapped and fought for her keys. Despite the presence of numerous others, the suspect drove away with her car, leaving Hernandez with a damaged face.
Thankfully, authorities could track down her vehicle and the culprit, but her car had been totalled, and the suspect had died.
The terrifying incident occurred in San Antonio on Tuesday morning.
A man approached Hernandez as she walked into a Shell gas station, something she does every day, and beat her multiple times in an attempt to steal her car keys.
Several individuals rushed to her aid, but the culprit managed to flee.
The attack shook her.
“I have a clear picture of that man. “I have a mental image of him there, and it won’t go away,” she explained.
Police could locate her vehicle, but it was totalled when they found it. They also discovered the suspect, who was dead inside Hernandez’s vehicle.
“Many people believe in karma, or what goes around comes around.” “I didn’t think that; all I got was a lot of sadness since he had died,” she explained. “Now, granted, he had wronged me, but the Lord saw fit to deliver him from his torment.”
Her granddaughter started a GoFundMe campaign to help the 72-year-old obtain a new car.
“I don’t want to stop working, so I’ll have to find another way.” And that requires money and other resources, so I’ll have to figure out what I’m going to do,” Hernandez explained.
More than $24,000 has been raised thus far.