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2 teens accused of spraying mace in carjacking attempt

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Posted at 8:41 PM, Nov 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-30 21:41:34-05

WICHITA, Kan. — Police arrested two teenage boys accused of spraying a woman with mace at a Wichita shopping center during a failed attempt to steal her car.

The arrests stem from an incident at 11 a.m. Sunday at the West Way Shopping Center, the Wichita Police Department said in a news release. A 50-year-old woman reported two males tried to steal her SUV as she was getting inside.

She told police they opened her vehicle door, sprayed her mace and tried to pull her out of the vehicle. They were unsuccessful and fled on foot.

Officers spotted the juveniles running and after a foot pursuit both teens were arrested.

A 13-year-old was arrested on suspicion of robbery from person, simple battery, simple battery of a law enforcement officer, obstruct, possession of drug paraphernalia. A 15-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of robbery from a person, simple battery, obstruct, and runaway.

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