A carjacking victim is critical of the St. Louis Police Department after she said it took nearly two hours for an officer to arrive and take a police report.

Angela Hutchinson told News 4, "I could have got killed, I could have got shot."

Saturday night around 7 p.m. Hutchinson said she parked her car on Pershing Avenue, near the rear entrance to Kayak's Coffee, when four young adults approached her and demanded the keys to her 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee. She said one of them demanded her cellphone and tried to punch her.

"I was in tears, I mean I was, it was a very terrifying situation," she said.

Hutchinson said it was nearly two hours later when an officer finally met her to file a report and begin the investigation.

"He apologized and said you know what mam I'm really sorry but unfortunately we don't have enough police officers in the city of St. Louis to cover what's going on and it was a busy night tonight an basically he said we had more important things going on," Hutchinson said.

The stolen Jeep Grand Cherokee was found abandoned in the 4900 block of St. Louis Avenue the following day but her keys, wallet and cellphone were not in it.

Hutchinson said she called the police department's District 5 offices to file a complaint, but was told by the officer that she should take her complaint to Mayor Lyda Krewson's office.

News 4 reached out to the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department to ask about the response time and were told the department is looking into Hutchinson's concerns.

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