Grandmother beaten outside gas station in strong-armed robbery on north side

Surveillance video shows attack

A Milwaukee grandmother was beaten up during an attempted carjacking Sunday, and it was all caught on camera.

Police said it happened at the Citgo gas station located at 27th Street and Capitol Drive.

Sharon Mckinnie, a 50-year-old mother and grandmother, said she stopped at the gas station to get a soda on her way home. As she was about to get in her car, she was jumped by what she described as teenagers.

"All of a sudden, a girl she just come and wrap both of her hands in my hair," Mckinnie said.

The attack goes on for roughly four minutes while Mckinnie tried to get away. The suspects, she said, wanted her car.

"When the guy was stomping on me, he was telling me to give her the keys, that's what it was about," she said.

As the attack happened, a man sitting on the curb just watched. Mckinnie said the man was panhandling and had asked her for money when she walked in the store.

"He actually picked my soda up and started drinking my soda because he told me if I had gave him some change he would have helped me," she said.

Mckinnie said she has a fractured elbow and will need surgery on her shoulder.

"They have torn up everything in my shoulder, everything that holds my shoulder together," she said. "This is the result I get from teenagers just hanging out, don't have anything to do which they need to be doing something productive."

Mckinnie said she herself has a 15-year-old grandson.

"I really hope my grandson learns from this you know because right now there's no discipline, there's no respect here in Wisconsin, these children are just...they are very out of hand here," she said.

The suspects got away with Mckinnie's keys but nothing else. Police said they are investigating the incident and still looking for the people involved.

 

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