ROCHESTER BOROUGH, Pa. - A man is apologizing after police in Beaver County said he pulled a knife on a woman who was grocery shopping and tried to steal her car.
The attempted carjacking happened in broad daylight in Rochester Borough, Beaver County, on Sunday.
The woman, Calet Masula, said she was loading her car up after grocery shopping when the man approached her.
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"I saw the knife. He said, 'I’m sorry, you’ll have to back away.' I started screaming," she told Channel 11's Amy Marcinkiewicz.
Masula said she made a mental note of what the man looked like, including that he was wearing a firefighter shirt.
When she thought the man was gone, she got her keys out and went to get into her car, only to be approached again.
This time she ran back into the store for help. Employees called 911 and other customers started chasing the suspect. Those customers helped police find him within seconds of their arrival.
"I can’t thank the police, the store employees the customers for getting involved," Masula said.
The man was identified by police as Dean Weis.
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