BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Shelli Carlovsky picked up her 8-year-old granddaughter from dance lessons in Downtown Bakersfield last Friday. She was stopped at a red light when an unknown man approached her car.
“I’m pretty vigilant. I would never think coming to a stop sign, that I would have someone randomly jump up on it and bash out my windows and not be able to call 911 and get help,” said Carlovsky.
She was stopped at the 18th Street and Union Ave intersection. A man was walking in the middle of the crosswalk when he stopped, turned and stared into her car.
Carlovsky thought the man would continue walking but when her light turned green, he began talking to her.
“I kind of beeped my horn like move out of the way, and he started laying on my car,” she said.
Then he jumped on the hood of her car and began bashing her windshield with his foot. In surveillance video obtained by 23ABC the man can be seen on top of her car. Her windshield shattered and her granddaughter was in passenger seat screaming in fear.
“I rolled my car so it would make him loose balance and fall off, and he did fall off,” said Carlovsky.
The man then fell to the ground and continued walking up 18th Street. Carlovsky pulled into a nearby restaurant, Casa Munoz, and immediately called 911 and then her husband. She thought a patrol car was on the way, but she said the police never came.
“I'm not bashing on the cops. I know their hands are full. I know we don’t have enough patrol cars. It's just sad that this day and age... you’re on your own,” said Carlovsky.
Carlovsky said the man didn’t appear homeless but she said he seemed intoxicated.
The Bakersfield Police Department confirmed with 23ABC they are investigating the incident.