Woman And Niece Held At Knife-Point While Christmas Shopping

Monday, December 1st 2014, 10:44 pm
By: News 9

A mother and niece were held at knife-point while Christmas shopping. Police said the suspect is on the run.

A big scare happened on Black Friday in the parking lot of the Outlet Shoppes at Oklahoma City.

It was around 4 a.m. on Black Friday. The woman told News 9 the holdup happened within what seemed like a matter of seconds.

“You don't expect someone to just pull up on you that quickly in a car, and jump out,” said the victim.

Still shaken from what she called the worst Black Friday experience ever, the mother of three didn't want to reveal her identity.

“We were walking to the car, and I hit the unlock button. We were approaching the vehicle and I probably got to just the back wheel there at the rear tire,” she said.

Then she said, out of nowhere, a red Dodge Charger pulled up, slammed on the brakes, and a guy jumped out of the passenger's side and began charging her.

Meanwhile, her niece was on the other side of her SUV and had yet to realize her aunt was being robbed.

“And he said, ‘Give me your purse,' and I actually replied, ‘What?' And he said, ‘Give me your purse.' I had five or six bags in my hands and a cross body purse, so I was trying as quickly as I could to get them off,” she said.

As she struggled to quickly give the thief her purse, she said he lunged at her with a knife.

“I thought it was a joke almost, because I just couldn't believe it was happening. It's like it wasn't real. And I was finally able to get the purse off, and I just pushed him with the purse and I said, ‘Take it! Take it!'”

She said the man jumped back inside the Charger with a second suspect and the two sped off.

“It just never even crossed my mind that something like this would happen,” she said.

She said from now on, she'll think twice about going out early in the morning on a Black Friday.

“I'm thinking I'm going to be doing a lot more online shopping on Black Friday from now on,” she said. “The way I feel right now, I don't feel safe.”

The man got away with more than $600 in cash. The Outlet Shoppes would not talk about its security measures, but News 9 learned there were no crime reports at the facility in the past year.