FIRST ON FOX45 | Baltimore newcomer carjacked, attacked in Charles Village
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - A young woman was attacked and carjacked in Charles Village, just days after moving to Baltimore.
The crime, committed along a city block of elegant rowhomes, has changed the way May Chung looks at life.
"I have to live in fear now," she told FOX45's Joy Lepola. "I can't walk around at night. Last night was my ceremony for being a Ph.D. candidate. I got the certificate and walked across the stage, and after that moment, I felt unsafe to go home, and I felt like I really couldn't celebrate my accomplishments."
It's all because of what happened a few days ago.
It was just after midnight Monday. Chung was driving around looking for a parking space. She finally found one along Guilford Avenue.
She says it wasn't long after getting out of the car that she knew she was in trouble.
"I think the scariest moment was when they jumped out of the car, and I knew they were gonna come for me," she said.
Chung tried to outrun the teens, but they eventually caught up and tackled her to the ground.
"I screamed and I screamed and I screamed," she said. "They said, 'Cover her mouth,' so the guy was trying to cover my mouth."
After failing to get Chung's purse, the teens grabbed the keys from her hand and drove off in her car.
It's certainly not what Chung expected, in the short period of time she's been in Charles Village.
"I've only been here five days. The day I got attacked was the day I got internet," she noted.