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Woman threatens to shoot 80-year-old victim during attempted carjacking, police say

Burger King employee came to victim's aid

SANFORD, Fla. – A woman is facing charges after she threatened to shoot an 80-year-old woman during an attempted carjacking at a local Burger King Thursday morning, according to the Sanford Police Department.

Police said the incident happened at about 10 a.m. at the fast food restaurant on 3788 S. Orlando Dr.

The 80-year-old victim stopped to get breakfast when suspect Michelle Shockley approached her in the parking lot and demanded she hand over her keys or else she would shoot, according to a news release. 

Police said Shockley grabbed the victim when she refused to hand over the keys, causing them both to fall to the ground.

"I didn’t let go of the keys," the victim told News 6.  "I just hung on for dear life, and she just kept wrestling with me, and she finally pushed me down on the ground. We’re still down there on the ground, and she’s trying to get my keys, and I’m still resisting."

A Burger King employee saw what was happening and came outside to help the victim and Shockley ran away to a nearby gas station where she was arrested minutes later, according to authorities.

Shockley was charged with robbery-carjacking (attempted) and one count of battery on a person 65 or older. She's being held without bond at the Seminole County Jail.

"You never think it’s going to happen to you," the victim said.  "You hear about it happening to other people, but you never think it’s going to happen to you." 


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