OKLAHOMA CITY - 74-year-old Sharon Gentry was out running errands Saturday morning when she pulled into the Walmart Neighborhood at S.W. 104th and Western.
“Put my car in park, took the key out and, I’m not kidding you, there he was. It was seconds,” Gentry said.
Surveillance video from the store shows Gentry pull into the parking lot in her dark colored Toyota Camry.
The suspects follow right behind in a light colored Lincoln MKX.
They back into the parking spot right next to her.
“He had his hand apparently on my passenger door and, when he heard the click, he just opened it right up and, within two seconds, I’m thrown through the car out through the passenger side,” Gentry said.
One of the suspects pulled her from the driver’s seat through the car and out the passenger door onto the ground.
He punches Gentry several times while he’s trying to get her purse, and Gentry said he was literally pulling her into his car.
“Then, he was telling me, you know, what they were going to do to me. They were going to run over me. But, he was getting me into his passenger side, and I was halfway in there still just screaming and fighting,” Gentry said.
Finally, another car drives up and scares the suspects, and they take off with their passenger door still hanging slightly open.
Gentry can be seen on the surveillance video crawling from behind her car on her elbows.
She’s okay but banged and bruised.
“I think it’s where the car, where it hit me when I came out, but just black and blue, just total, you know, bruises,” Gentry said.
She also has a black eye.
Gentry only stands five feet tall and weighs close to 100 pounds, but she said she used every ounce of her fight.
“I did start struggling then, because I was fighting for my life,” Gentry said.
Police said the suspects followed Gentry from her bank down the street where she had just withdrawn $700 for Christmas gifts for her grandkids.
Amazingly, after her ordeal, Gentry’s thoughts were with the very men who attacked her.
“It took four or five hours, I prayed for their salvation,” Gentry said. “And, that’s the only change in their lives is going to happen is if they come to know Him then they’re not going to hurt people.”
The suspects got away with Gentry’s purse.
Police believe there were three men involved and, although you can’t see them on the surveillance video, police said the one who attacked Gentry was a black male between the ages of 25 and 29.
If you have any information, call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.