Knife-Wielding Hitchhiker Attacks New Jersey Woman, Steals Her Car
The man was hitchhiking on Route 34 near Colts Neck
By Jen Maxfield
Police in Colts Neck, New Jersey, are looking for a man accused of stabbing a woman and stealing her car following a home invasion. Jen Maxfield reports. (Published Monday, Jul 8, 2013)
Updated at 8:17 PM EST on Monday, Jul 8, 2013
Police are looking for a New Jersey hitchhiker who broke into a woman's home and stabbed her before stealing her car keys and taking off in her car.
Colts Neck police say they received a call about a hitchhiker on Route 34 just after midnight Saturday.
A few minutes later, a 41-year-old woman called 911 and said a man had tried to break into her car, and when she went outside to confront him, he attacked her, forcing himself into her home, where he stabbed her multiple times.
He then made off with her car, which was found less than an hour later, abandoned in a shopping center in Aberdeen.
Police have sent an email to residents in the area, warning them the woman was randomly attacked.
The victim is in critical but stable condition.