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'He had no right:' Mother upset stolen SUV was used in crash with DPW vehicle

Posted at 5:47 PM, Feb 11, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-11 18:47:20-05

MILWAUKEE — A Department of Public Works employee is recovering at home after a crash that involved a stolen SUV.

According to Milwaukee Police, the city-owned vehicle was struck after 2:00 p.m. Monday during a police chase.

Selcy Perkins said she was carjacked around 7:30 a.m. that morning as she cleared her truck of snow.

"He had no right. If he wouldn't have did what he did, we wouldn’t have crossed paths," Perkins said. "I started my car and started to get the snow off my car when I felt someone push me."

Shortly after, her car was gone.

"By time it registered that someone is pushing me, my car is speeding off with snow all over it," Perkins said.

The joyride would end in a crash. According to MPD, the suspects, two men, were chased after officers tried pulled over Perkins’ SUV near 36th and Marion.

"That truck was bought for my daughters to be able to take care of my daughters and go where we want to and when we want to," Perkins said.

Perkins told TMJ4 News, she feels bad for the city employee. She also said she is upset it was her vehicle that was used in such a dangerous chase.

"To know that someone could lose their life because someone took something from me and used it for a weapon eats me up inside," Perkins said.

Investigators said the carjacking is still under investigation.

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