MILWAUKEE -- Alderman Mark Borkowski on Monday, May 23rd issued a statement regarding an incident that happened in his aldermanic district on Monday morning. Milwaukee police say around 6:35 a.m. near 66th Montana Street on Milwaukee's south side, a woman's vehicle was struck by a vehicle with two suspects inside -- in what Alderman Borkowski says was a "bump and run" carjacking. Her baby was still inside.
"I just was screaming 'don`t take my baby!'" the victim told FOX6 News.
It was early on Monday morning. The Milwaukee mother, who did not want to be identified by FOX6 News, had just dropped her older son off at camp and was heading home.
"A car pulled up behind me and was pretty fast. Next thing I know, they tapped my bumper," the victim said.
The woman said two suspects in their late teens pushed her out of the way and got into her 2009 Audi, when she stepped out to check the damage.
She told FOX6 News she wasn't worried about her vehicle, but she was terrified for her one-month-old son, who was still inside.
"I actually grabbed onto the car -- the door handle. I have a little bit of road-rash on my knee and hip right now," the victim said.
A block away, the suspects opened the car door and put the baby down in some grass -- and then took off in the woman's vehicle.
"He slept through it. Luckily," the victim said.
Alderman Mark Borkowski says this happened in his aldermanic district. He says someone else has been asleep as thieves continue to contribute to Milwaukee's car theft crisis.
"Judges who are handing out lenient sentences so there are no consequence -- they should be shamed," Borkowski said.
Borkowski says it leads to too many repeat offenders who think they can get away with it. He said he is also putting Milwaukee Police Chief Ed Flynn on notice until something is done to curb these crimes.
The statistics are astonishing.
"Last year, roughly 7,400 cars were taken from their owners...an average of 20 cars per day. Think about it. Every day -- 20 carjackings," Borkowski said.
Flynn was unavailable for comment Monday night. A Milwaukee Police Department spokesman said 83 juveniles and 186 adults have been arrested since the department's "Carjacking Task Force was created in December 2015.
MPD Assistant Chief James Harpole said MPD continues to work with the courts to push for stricter punishments.
No arrests have been made in this case.
Officials say if you are ever involved a "bump and run" accident like this -- you SHOULD NOT get out of your car, and instead, call police.