A Good Deed Turns Into A Carjacking

Two suspects were arrested minutes after a carjacking in Omaha Friday night.

Thirty-seven year-old Victoria Irambona told police she had just dropped off a friend after church choir practice around 9:15 p.m. when something strange happened.

While she was driving, Irambona came upon two teenage girls standing in the middle of the road. They asked her for a ride home after saying they had become stranded after cell phone issues.

Irambona drove them to South 18th and O streets when she began to be suspicious of the girls.

At one point, she tried to turn the car around.

"I was still in reverse, that is when this lady punched me twice in my face, with no word," said Irambona.

The girl in the front seat began punching her in the head and then pushed her out of the car.

"Then I hold my hands down, I said are you guys going to kill me?" recalls Irambona.

But the girls just stole money from her purse, tossed her phone out of the car and drove away.


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Officers spotted the vehicle on 13th Street and pulled it over. The Jeep made a quick turn sideswiping a cruiser, but the driver lost control and the vehicle became stuck. Both suspects got out and ran but were soon caught with the help of the OPD helicopter overhead.

Eighteen-year-old Chelsea McNeail was booked for robbery and flight to avoid arrest. A 15-year-old girl was also booked for robbery.

Two days later, she is still working through the pain and fear.

"My lips and my gums are still sore, but thank God I am alive," said Irambona.

She admits she never expected for teenage girls to become attackers. And now sadly, says she may never trust strangers again.


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