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Woman accused of carjacking, cutting driver at St. Petersburg gas station

ST. PETERSBURG — A woman wearing a hooded sweatshirt and sunglasses hopped into the back seat of a Nissan Maxima at a St. Petersburg gas station Wednesday, held a sharp piece of metal to the driver's throat and told her to drive, deputies said. Then she cut the driver's cheek.

Witnesses to the attack, which happened at the Race Trac at 2551 54th Ave. N, phoned sheriff's deputies, who later arrested Sadie Dawn Robertson.

Robertson, 37, opened the rear passenger door of a car parked at the gas pumps about 11:10 a.m. and slipped inside, according to an arrest report. She told the driver that a man was chasing her and to drive out of the parking lot. The driver later told deputies she did not see anyone chasing Robertson.

A witness said she saw Robertson walking behind the gas station prior to the attack, putting her hair up in a clip and donning a hoodie and sunglasses, deputies said.

Robertson was booked into the Pinellas County jail on charges of false imprisonment, carjacking with a deadly weapon, burglary, and aggravated battery.

She also faces an unrelated charge of vehicle title fraud. She was held in lieu of $50,100 bail.

Woman accused of carjacking, cutting driver at St. Petersburg gas station 05/25/12 [Last modified: Saturday, May 26, 2012 3:43pm]
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