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She was nearly killed by her own vehicle, and Lucila Saavredra could then only watch in horror as a man drove off in her car with her son inside. Roseanne Colletti has this exclusive interview.
Police have arrested a Harlem man in connection with the Bronx carjacking Saturday in which a young boy was taken along with the stolen vehicle.
The incident occurred after 1 p.m. in the Fordham section of the Bronx. The 45-year-old victim told police she'd parked her green Honda Odyssey in front of 2561 Jerome Ave. and walked out to take out her 3-year-old son from the back of the car.
That's when a man entered the minivan and started to drive away with the child still in the car, police said.
The mother tried to stop the man by jumping in front of the vehicle, but the suspect struck her and continued on, according to police. She suffered a broken leg from the impact.
The vehicle was discovered around the block about an hour later, in front of 2600 Davidson Ave., with the child still in the car.
The boy was still in the car seat, unharmed. He was transported with his mother to St. Barnabus Hospital.
Police announced Monday they had arrested 58-year-old Joseph Fuscaldo of St. Nicholas Terrace in connection with carjacking.
He was charged with assault, kidnapping, robbery, reckless endangerment and endangering the welfare of a child.