Delivery driver carjacked; PostMates app helps track down suspect

Woman injured while trying to stop theft of her car

PORTLAND, Ore. -- A woman was hurt Sunday while trying to stop a carjacking of her vehicle in Northeast Portland.

"It hurts really bad. I can’t even move my fingers and my hand has been like this all day," said Latrese Pack.

Pack, who works for Postmates an online food delivery service, tried to stop another woman from stealing her car. Police identified the woman as 36-year-old Joey R. Campbell, as the woman who was trying to steal Pack's red 2008 Chevrolet Impala on Sunday at about 1:54 p.m.

"I'm coming back in my car and she jumped in the car and closed the door and all I hear is the door slam and I'm in the car like this trying to get her out," said Pack demonstrating what happened.

As Pack was hanging out of the window of the driver's door, she fell to the ground as the suspect sped away from the 5000 block of Northeast 86th Avenue.

As a result of the fall, Pack suffered non-life-threatening injuries. She was taken to an area hospital for treatment.

Officers from the Ridgefield Police Department were able to locate the stolen car at about 2:59 p.m. in the 900 block of West Pioneer Road in Ridgefield, Washington. People called 911 in Ridgefield to report someone driving recklessly. The car's description matched.

Police pulled over Campbell. She was arrested and lodged in the Clark County Jail on charges of driving under the influence, possession of a stolen motor vehicle and third-degree driving while suspended.

Pack's mother said she's glad her daughter is okay.

"She could have really killed my daughter. She could have ran over her head. She could have ran over he leg. She could have basically ran her over completely," said April Bravo, Pack's mother.

"She shouldn't have done what she did and now here my arm is all messed up and I'm all bruised up and I could have died trying to get my car back," Pack said.

Pack said the open Postmates app on her cell phone inside the car, helped police track down their suspect.

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