Democrat US Rep. Mary Scanlon was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight in South Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon.
Scanlon represents South Philadelphia and Delaware County.
Rep. Scanlon pushed legislation to crack down on policing in 2020.
The Inquirer reported:
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U.S. Rep. Mary Gay Scanlon was carjacked and robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight on Wednesday afternoon shortly after finishing a meeting at FDR Park, her office and police officials confirmed. She was not injured.
Scanlon and other elected officials met to discuss constituent concerns around ongoing development plans for FDR Park.
The congressional lawmaker, whose district represents parts of South Philadelphia and Delaware County, was accompanied by another member of her staff, but the two drove separately, according to office spokesperson Lauren Cox.
Around 2:45 p.m., Scanlon was walking alone back to her car on the 1900 block of Pattison Avenue when she was approached by two armed men who demanded her car keys and personal belongings, according to Cox.
Scanlon handed over her belongings — including personal cell phone, federal government cell phone and personal ID — and the two men drove away in her 2017 Acura MDX.