In the middle of Sunday night's severe weather, an Omaha woman found herself in a terrifying situation. She was leaving a Hy-Vee, at 88th and Center, when a man pulled out a knife and carjacked her.
Delores asked us not to show her face or reveal her last name. She said she can't believe her quick trip to the grocery store put her in the role of a crime victim.
"You just don't expect somebody in that kind of rain to be standing outside," she said.
Delores waited in the Hy-Vee for nearly an hour before making a run to her car. She threw her purse and groceries into the backseat, "got into the car, leaned over to reach for the door and there was a man standing there, holding the door from up top and he said, 'excuse me ma'am.' He says, ‘I want to make this easy. Don't make this hard on yourself. Please get out of the car and give me your keys.’"
Delores said the man asked once more and then showed her a knife saying in a stern voice to get out of the car. She grabbed her purse and got out.
“You just can't let your guard down,” she said. “And I feel like, wow, that was one time I let my guard down but a lot of it was just the weather. I was just focused on getting back into the car."
According to her insurance company, her blue Honda CRV has been located in Kansas.
Delores hopes other people can learn something from her misfortune.
She said, “You have to be aware of your surroundings at all times."