One person has been arrested after a woman was held at gunpoint and carjacked after she left an Atlanta gym earlier this week, Channel 2 Action News reported.
Authorities found Jovita Michelle Tyde’s 2017 Land Rover on Tuesday at the intersection of Greenbriar Parkway and Campbellton Road, according to the news station. The driver was arrested, but his name was not released.
Earlier that day, three men hid behind the SUV and waited for Tyde to enter a parking deck at the intersection of Piedmont Road and Monroe Drive, she told the news station.
“I opened my door, and just as I was trying to step in and close the door, this guy pops up on the other side of the door and sticks a gun in my face,” Tyde said. “And then there were two more guys: one guy right behind (the gunman), and the other guy at the hood of my car.”
The gunman demanded Tyde’s car keys, and once she handed them over, she ran.
“I just turned and ran as fast as I could out of the garage thinking, 'Please don't shoot me,'" she said.
One of the men ordered her to stop, but Tyde made it back inside the gym.
"I ran to the gym screaming hysterically, crying,” she said. “You think you're going to wake up, this is a bad dream.”
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