Omaha police are searching for two men suspected of carjacking an 83-year-old man outside an assisted living center.
Don Walters, the man whose car was stolen, said he was visiting his wife Oct. 28 at the Brighton Gardens Assisted Living Center near 92nd Street and Western Avenue.
Two men approached after Walters pulled into the parking lot about 4 p.m. and yanked him from the driver's seat.
Walters said his first instinct was to hit one of the men. But as he switched his keys from his right to left hand, one of the men grabbed the keys and knocked him to the ground. The two men sped off in Walters' 2008 Ford Taurus X SEL.
Walters said the incident “wasn't so much scary as it was embarrassing.”
Afterward, he was taken to Immanuel Medical Center to be checked out. He said his left leg is sore but “it's not too bad. It feels pretty good.”
Police spotted the Taurus on Tuesday afternoon near 72nd and Seward Streets, said Officer Michael Pecha, a police spokesman. The two occupants got out of the SUV and ran away.
Walters went to an impound lot on Wednesday to pick up his car.
Meanwhile, police are asking the public for help locating the carjackers, who are believed to have been involved in a recent shoplifting incident at Von Maur.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 444-STOP (7867) or log on to omahacrimestoppers.net, or text OPD and your tip to CRIMES (274637), or use the mobile iPhone/Android app “Tip Submit.”
Tipsters always remain anonymous and may be eligible for a cash reward up to $1,000.