A 38-year-old woman told authorities she was assaulted and robbed early Wednesday after being pulled from her car into a nearby gangway on Chicago's Southwest Side, police said.
The woman told authorities she was sitting in her car around 5:40 a.m. in the 8000 block of South Mozart Street when a man smashed a window and dragged her out of the car.
After getting away, she got back in her car and was able to drive to 2800 West 83rd St., she said.
An employee of the Cook County Sheriff's Department told NBC Chicago he was on his way to work when he came upon the woman laying on the ground behind her car, a black Nissan Altima.
"She was crying. She said she had been sexuall assaulted. She said, 'He drugged me.' She kept referring to, 'He did this,' and 'He did that,'" said the employee, who asked to remain anonymous. "I got the impression she knew her attacker."
The woman was transported to Little Company of Mary Hospital and later released. Neighbors say the woman, her husband and child have lived in the area for about a year.
Police continue to search for the attacker.