Bath Township carjacking suspect arrested after crash on the Ohio Turnpike

Published: Jun. 8, 2021 at 1:36 PM EDT|Updated: Jun. 8, 2021 at 11:19 PM EDT
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BATH TOWNSHIP, Ohio (WOIO) - A man accused of carjacking a 75-year-old woman in the parking lot of the West Market Plaza was arrested after crashing the victim’s vehicle on the Ohio Turnpike.

Bath Township Police Chief Vito Sinopoli said officers were called to the shopping center in the 3800 block of Medina Road around 7:30 p.m. Monday for a suspicious man walking in the parking lot.

As officers were on the way, the man carjacked a woman entering her car after shopping at the Mustard Seed Market.

“He pushed me out of my car,” the victim told a 911 dispatcher. “He got my purse with the $450. I went to the bank.”

The victim told police she was pushed down by the suspect and the suspect then drove off in her 2020 blue Subaru Forrester. The scary situation was captured on a nearby surveillance camera.

“Are you injured or anything?” a 911 dispatcher asked the elderly victim.

“Well, he knocked me out of the car,” she said. “I fell on my hip. I hope I’m okay.”

Police entered the vehicle information in the statewide computer network, and at 9:06 p.m., they received word the vehicle had been involved in an accident on the Ohio Turnpike near Newton Falls.

“Yeah, I mean they, they are going to kill somebody,” a witness who saw the suspect speeding told a 911 operator.

“Yeah, this guy just stole this vehicle out of the lot, so we’re trying to get as much information,” the 911 operator replied.

“Oh, he stole it?” asked the caller.

“He did, yeah,” the 911 operator replied.

Newton Falls police and Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers arrested 34-year-old Antwan Teemer.

Teemer is charged with theft, willful disregard of safety on a public highway, and driving with a suspended license. Police said more charges are pending.

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