Two teenage girls have been charged with carjacking an 89-year-old woman and driving around for nearly two days with her locked in the trunk.
The girls, aged 14 and 15, are alleged to have picked up two 17-year-old boys along the way and opened the trunk for them to see that the pensioner was inside.
Police said the victim, Margaret E. Smith, had agreed to give the girls a lift but when they arrived at a house, they demanded her car keys and forced her into the trunk before driving off.
The girls, who are also accused of stealing $500 from the motorist’s coat pocket, have been charged with robbery, carjacking, kidnapping and conspiracy and were detained on $122,000 cash bonds.
They have been charged as adults and identified by police as Jackeline Perez, 15, and Junia McDonald, 14, both of Milford.
They are said to have approached Ms Smith at a Chicken Man store in Milford, Delaware, and asked for a lift to Lincoln, less than four miles away.
Authorities issued a Gold Alert for Ms Smith after her family reported her missing that night. She had last been seen getting into her car at 11am.