Tuesday, July 21, 2009

NEWS: Christina Scroggins, 26

Woman arrested in carjacking attempt
Santa Crus Sentinel, 21 Jul 2009

Sheriff's deputies arrested a 26-year-old woman at a bar Friday afternoon after she allegedly tried to carjack another woman who had refused to give her a ride, according Sgt. Greg Lansdowne.

The incident started just before 5 p.m. when a 40-year-old Santa Cruz woman pulled off Quail Hollow Road to make a cell phone call. During the call, Christina Scroggins confronted the driver and said she wanted a ride. When the driver refused, Scroggins allegedly ripped off the woman's sunglasses, scratched her face and declared she was going to take the car, according to deputies. Lansdowne said Scroggins also tried to open the car door.

The driver managed to get away. She drove to the Zayante fire house to get help.

About an hour later, deputies found Scroggins at a bar in Ben Lomond and arrested her on suspicion of attempted carjacking and battery. The Santa Cruz resident remained in County Jail on Monday.

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