Woman assaulted, dragged by vehicle during carjacking

HOUSTON (KTRK) -- A woman describes how she was attacked and dragged in a carjacking in the middle of the day.

"He's closing the door, and I'm hanging onto the side mere trying to get him to stop. He drags me down the street," Jhinna Salinas said.

In her driver's seat was a thief who saw an opportunity. Salinas' Navigator was left unlocked and running while she was busy at a dumpster.

"I'm moving so I was looking for boxes," Salinas said.

She says the thief saw her hanging on the SUV mirror and pushed on the gas she let go. She was left bleeding on the pavement.

"My leg has on this road rash on it. I'm limping around, it hurts," Salinas said.

She says a stranger who heard her screaming came to her rescue. The good Samaritan pulled in to the parking lot to lend her a hand and a phone.

"It was traumatizing. I don't think I've been through so many emotions in a whole year," Salinas said.

Her phone was still in the car with the thief; her boyfriend tracked it.

"He's been. He went all over the city. This is from today. Last night he ran circles. That's when we were chasing him last night," Salinas said.

On Tuesday morning, police located her car in southwest Houston but not the thief.

Salinas is grateful her mistake didn't cost her more.

"You should be aware at all the times of your surroundings," she said.

Salinas said she still hurt and plans on going to see a doctor in the coming days. Her phone still has not been found. null
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