A teenager and a 19-year-old Auburn man were arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman in Auburn and stealing her car Monday.
The woman was driving home from church Monday evening just after 8:30 when she thought she'd run over some brush in the road. She pulled over to check her car in the area of Auburn Ravine Road, Palm Avenue and Mikkelsen Drive, according to Auburn police Sgt. Rick Hardesty.
"Somebody pulled back the hood of my Carhart jacket and the next thing I know, I was cracked with a baseball bat," said the victim, who wanted to remain anonymous for fear of retaliation.
The victim thought of her purse on her car seat, but before she could run to try to retrieve it, the bigger of the two suspects jumped behind the wheel of her Nissan and threw her purse onto the ground.
"I don't know how many more times I was hit, but that was with maybe a fist or something," she said.