A man forced his way into a vehicle, sat on the motorist and drove off, pinning her on the seat while leading officers on a chase that began in New Jersey and ended in Pennsylvania, police said.
Tomasz Dymek, 31, of Astoria, New York, was soliciting money in a drug store parking lot on Thursday when a 66-year-old woman gave him $1, Ewing police said.
“Dymek was not satisfied with the dollar so he forced his way into the victim's vehicle and drove from the lot, sitting on top of her in the driver's seat,” police said in a news release.
Police said the woman remained pinned under Dymek as he drove and she was unable to access the brake.
Callers alerted police, who pursued the vehicle into Fairless Hills, Pennsylvania, where it became disabled.
Police arrested Dymek as he fled on foot. He faces extradition and criminal and motor vehicle charges. It could not be determined if he had a lawyer.
The woman was examined by emergency medical technicians and gave police a statement.
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Her name was not released.