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Margaret Smith: Surviving Two Days in a Car Trunk

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LINCOLN, De.- Margaret Smith says she was in the darkness of her own car trunk for two days, living a nightmare. She thought of her family and friends, but most of all, she never lost hope that a higher power would help her survive.

Police say Smith, an 89-year-old resident of Lincoln, Del., was carjacked by two teenage girls in March. Smith was robbed of $800 and thrown in her own car trunk, according to investigators.

"I was hollering," says Smith. "[I thought] are they crazy?"

At 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, troopers were dispatched to the area of a cemetery located on Calvary Road east of Seaford to investigate the report of an elderly woman wandering around the graves. Police said the woman, who turned out to be Smith, was contacted and appeared to be confused and suffering from exposure. Her car was nowhere around. She was transported to Nanticoke Memorial Hospital where she was treated and released.

As a result of the investigation, police charged the two Milford teens with first-degree robbery, first-degree carjacking, second-degree kidnapping and second-degree conspiracy. Both were ordered held in the Stevenson House Detention Center on $122,000 cash bond.

Two 17-year-old Bridgeville boys, who were allegedly inside the victim's car during the traffic stop, were charged with second-degree kidnapping, receiving stolen property and second-degree conspiracy. Both were ordered held in the Stevenson House on $27,000 secured bond.

The fifth juvenile arrested in connection with this incident, a 15-year-old Bridgeville girl, was charged with receiving stolen property and second-degree conspiracy. She was ordered held in the Stevenson House on $2,000 secured bond.

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