Southaven woman says she was carjacked, but police tell different story

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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — A woman claims she was carjacked around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the parking lot of the Legacy at Church Lake Apartments on Church Road.

The mother, who didn't want to be identified, said she had just started her car when she felt an unfamiliar presence behind her.She said a man in a gray hoodie raced with her purse to the other side of her black Honda Accord and jumped into the driver's seat.

Police were there within minutes, the mother said.

Southaven police said they chased the suspect north along I-55 into Memphis before losing sight of him. Police later found the car on the Shelby Drive exit ramp where the driver had struck a road sign, causing some serious damage to the car.

"It was flipped. It was turned sideways."

On Thursday, police released a statement saying the victim had told police another story. They said she told officers she had started her vehicle and then went back inside her apartment. When she came out it was gone.

Police said they've made no arrests in this case.

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