Cleveland Clinic Nurse Carjacked in Broad Daylight
CLEVELAND — A Cleveland Clinic home care nurse was carjacked right after she finished caring for a patient.
“I’m using someone else’s cell phone because someone stole my car with my cell phone in it,” Angela Meyers said in a desperate 9-1-1 call to police after she was carjacked by an armed gunman in a vacant lot on East 93rd Street.
Cops say it all started at the lot at 11 a.m. Wednesday morning. Meyers had just finished with a patient and was just sitting in her car doing paperwork from her last home visit, when the gunman ran up to her car, knocked on the window, pointed the gun at her and demanded her car.
Police say Meyers then threw her cell phone at the gun, then jumped out of the car and ran to call 9-1-1.
Some area residents say they are concerned for their safety, especially when a crime is committed right in the open, in broad daylight.
Jackie Brumfield, of Cleveland, says, “It’s scary, it’s scary because it can happen anywhere. That’s why a lot of people don’t wanna open up businesses, because we don’t have enough frequency to the police in certain areas and no one to travel certain areas because they don’t feel protected. It’s just appalling that it’s happening in our cities everywhere.”
Lyonane Thomas, of Cleveland, agrees. “It scares me because of the neighborhood, because of the young boys doing something they aint got no business doing.”
Police are still searching for the unidentified suspect who was last seen driving southbound on East 93rd Street in Meyers’ grey Jeep Liberty, with her work laptop inside.