Wife, mother terrified after attempted Coeur d'Alene carjacking - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Wife, mother terrified after attempted Coeur d'Alene carjacking

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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -

A wife and mother of five faced a terrifying ordeal Friday as an armed man attempted to force her out of her truck. It happened around 11:15 p.m. near 6th and E Front.

"All I saw was a gun," said Kristy Lopez. "I was terrified."

Lopez believes her attacker thought she was easy prey as she walked alone to her parking spot near McEuen Park. She was enjoying a rare night out with friends when things turned violent.

"I happened to look in my side mirror," she said. "That's when I saw him. He came up the side of my truck. I caught up right when he got to my door."

Lopez said he tried to get in.

"He already had the gun in his hand," she said. "He tapped my window and pointed the gun at me. He told me to open my door."

She didn't, and instead took off.

"I tried throwing it in reverse," she said. "I was shaking so bad that I couldn't even grip the handle."

She made it to a nearby bar where she called police. She said complying with the armed man's demands wasn't something she was going to do.

"I thought if I open my door, my life will probably be over," she said. "I have kids. I just needed to get out of there."

Police continue to look for the suspect. The victim said he was in a old dark, Honda sedan. He's about 6 feet with blonde facial hair.

If you have any information on the case, please call Coeur d’Alene Police.

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