Two men who allegedly dragged a teenage girl for 50 metres as they stole her convertible following a police pursuit laughed as they faced court Thursday.
The pair, Damien Grimsy, 23, and Eddie Wells, 30, were accused of stealing 18-year-old Taylor Hall’s Renault Clio in January in a brutal ‘out of the blue’ carjacking.
Ms Hall lost several teeth and required multiple rounds of surgery after being dragged along concrete at approximately 30km/h in Frankston, south east of Melbourne.
The pair, Damien Grimsy (left), 23, and Eddie Wells (right), 30, were accused of stealing 18-year-old Taylor Hall’s Renault Clio in January in a brutal ‘out of the blue’ carjacking
She had desperately tried to save her puppy, Lunar, but was unable given it was attached to its lead – her face eventually smacking the concrete when the car hit a curb.
‘I pushed my friend out of the car and then I was like ‘please just give me my dog’,’ she told Nine News at the time of the incident.
‘They went to pass the dog to me, but (the dog) obviously had her lead on so she couldn’t get out.
‘I tried to take her off – they weren’t moving at this time – but then he just took off, put his foot down on the accelerator.’
Ms Hall (pictured) lost several teeth and required multiple rounds of surgery after being dragged along concrete at approximately 30km/h in Frankston, south east of Melbourne
In court Thursday, Ms Hall said she could not look at her attackers.
The duo’s alleged crime rampage began when police attempted to intercept them in a stolen Nissan XTrail in a car park in Seaford.
Police called off the pursuit, with the stolen car colliding head-on with another vehicle soon after at 7.30pm on Frankston-Cranbourne Road.
They then approached Ms Hall and her friend who were sitting in the red sports car.
The pair dumped the convertible a short time later before going on to steal a third car.
They were expected to return to court next month where plea offers were to be discussed.
In court Thursday, Ms Hall (pictured in hospital after accident) said she could not look at her attackers, who chatted and spoke inappropriately directly at the magistrate
The pair zoomed away in Ms Hall’s red convertible while dragging her along the concrete (pictured driving away following the ‘out of the blue’ attack)