Christmas tree lot volunteer victim of attempted carjacking in Daffin Park

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - A Savannah Christmas tree lot on edge after one of their volunteers was nearly carjacked leaving the lot.

The Lion's Club says they hope to sell out all their trees this weekend so they can close up the lot at Daffin Park.

Luckily, this victim wasn't hurt. She actually drove off when the armed man hit her window with the pistol.

The crime happened Wednesday around noon when the woman pulled out of the parking lot and stopped at the intersection leaving Daffin Park. The other volunteers quickly called 911, but so far, no arrests have been made in this case.

The lot is now asking the community to come out and quickly buy up the 550 some odd trees out here. They will stay later, but hope to leave by the weekend.

As for the suspects, I'm told there were three men. None of them looked suspicious to the volunteer I spoke with today.

Now, many volunteers are fearful of what can happen out here.

"Every penny that we make goes back to this community. It hurts our heart that there are some people in this community who treat us in this fashion. It only goes back to help people who are in need. So for people in need to come out here and do that to us, it's unfortunate. It's unthinkable. But hey, that's Savannah," said Lions Club member Murray Silver Jr.

Silver told me two other similar carjacking incidents happened within a few blocks at the same time. No word yet on if they're related.

They have added extra security precautions since this scary incident happened. They did not elaborate past that.

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