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Mother carjacked while trying to take children to school

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A man in the Parkway Village area carjacked a mother as she tried to take her kids to school.

The woman told authorities she had just walked out of the house, about to take her kids to school, when without warning she was attacked.

"He just push my wife and he leave," said the victim's husband.

The suspect jumped into her car and took off.

WREG did some digging and discovered there have been nine auto thefts within a mile of the victim's home just this month.

Neighbors told us they're worried something like this could happen to them. They're just thankful no one was badly hurt.