A woman in Berkeley is telling quite a tale about a carjacking attempt Tuesday.
According to reports, the woman had been shopping at the Berkeley Whole Foods and was returning to her car when a man approached her.
The man told her to give him all of her money. According to a Berkeley Police Department statement, a "physical and verbal altercation ensued." That is when she went into her van to get the money.
When he got into her van - she said she grabbed his gun while it was still in his hand and said, "I'm gonna blow your balls off."
She said the robber then punched her before attempting to get behind the wheel of her van in order to drive it away. That is when she began stabbing him in the leg, shoulder and neck area with scissors she had in the center console. He then got out of the van and ran away.
The carjacker fled westbound on Webster Street. He still had a handgun at that point. Officers said he encountered a man in his car, pulled the gun on him, but was unable to carjack the vehicle from the man.
Officers said the man proceeded to flee further westbound on Webster to Halycion Street. That is when he encountered someone outside of their house, pulled the gun on the person and was successful in stealing the car from the home.
The car that he stole is a 2008 Black Suparu Outback Wagon, license number 5ZTN502. The carjacker was last seen driving southbound on Telegraph Avenue into Oakland.
The carjacker was still on the loose as of 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday. He was described as 5 feet 10 inches and 200 lbs., 40 to 50 years old, wearing a blue plaid shirt, black pants with hair on his chest.