Elementary School Teacher Tased, Carjacked In Wilkinsburg
WILKINSBURG (KDKA) – Police are looking for a suspect after an elementary school teacher was carjacked on her way to work in Wilkinsburg Monday morning.
According to school officials, the incident happened on McNair Street, near Kelly Elementary School, around 7:30 a.m.
Lois Clark, 61, is the music teacher at Kelly Elementary School. She says she parked her van less than a block away from the school.
But Clark said she thought something was suspicious when she saw a man standing on the street so early.
“My common sense told me, keep driving. And I didn’t listen,” Clark said. “What I learned is, I’ve got to be more observant and I’ve got to listen to that still small voice.”
She says the suspect approached her, pushed her, attempted to use a Taser on her and demanded the keys to her van.
“It just never quite made contact because I never felt a jolt of any kind. I felt it touching me, I felt… and again I heard the sound,” Clark said. “And I kept saing, ‘Take what you want, whatever you want, it’s yours. You can have it whatever you want, just take it; just please, leave me alone.”
Officials say she was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.
The vehicle is described as a 2004 green Honda Odyssey minivan with Pennsylvania registration ECG 8414 and a Sunoco sticker on the back window.
No arrests have been made and the suspect has been described as an African-American male in his 40s, standing about 6-feet tall and weighing 210 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black knit cap and dark-colored jacket.
Anyone with information is asked to call Wlkinsburg Police at (412)-244-2919.