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First on WRCBtv.com: Car and Purse Taken in UTC Carjacking Recovered

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The purse belonging to a carjacking victim from UTC was found tossed into the woods off Westside Drive. The purse belonging to a carjacking victim from UTC was found tossed into the woods off Westside Drive.
William Brumlow found the purse William Brumlow found the purse
Brumlow talks with UTC officers about his discovery. Brumlow talks with UTC officers about his discovery.

UPDATE APRIL 2ND 2PM

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- A wrong turn by a Good Samaritan resulted in the discovery of the car and its contents taken during a UTC carjacking.

William Brumlow, a Tyner Academy teacher, says he turned on Westside Drive behind Kings Lodge and saw a suspicious looking car. He says he saw the windows rolled down on the car and two men throwing something into the woods then running away.

Brumlow stopped and found it was the purse that was thrown into the woods. Using information found inside the purse, he contacted the UTC student who was carjacked. Brumlow who is a 2005 UTC graduate says it's the right thing to do.  

APRIL 2ND 10AM

CHATTANOOGA (WRCB) -- Police say a UTC student was carjacked Thursday evening on the campus.  She was forcibly removed from her car by a man while she was parked on East Fifth Street near the parking garage. 

The suspect was described as:

  • a white male
  • 5 feet 6 inches
  • 23-24 years old
  • thin mustache
  • short brown hair
  • khaki pants
  • black tee shirt with graffiti style writing
  • black baseball cap turned sideways
  • Southern accent 
  • dirty hands 

The student was not physically harmed.  She said the man took her red Pontiac Sunfire, which was last seen going eastbound around Third Street and Central Avenue. 

If anyone sees a person who fits this description or the stolen car, please call 911 or UTC Campus Police at 425-4357.  Chattanooga City Police are taking the lead in this investigation with assistance from UTC Campus Police. 

 

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