A couple relieved to be alive after a motorhome caravan was stolen as they slept inside with their two dogs on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road
- A couple has their car stolen while sleeping in a caravan
- Man hangs on for 8km until thief abandons car
A young couple are relieved to be alive after a thief stole their SUV while they were sleeping in a trailer attached to the vehicle.
Brock Momcilovic, his girlfriend Jedha Kinder and their two dogs camped overnight in their trailer at the Cumberland River Rest Area on the Great Ocean Road on Saturday after a long day of driving.
Ms. Kinder was awakened by the sound of the car’s engine starting just before midnight.
She jumped out of bed into the adjoining area between the trailer and the car, while Mr. Momcilovic was thrown backwards.
Brock Momcilovic, his girlfriend Jedha Kinder (pictured) and their two dogs camped overnight in their caravan at the Cumberland River Rest Area on the Great Ocean Road on Saturday after a long day of driving when someone walked in in his 4×4 and drove off.
Mr Momcilovic held on as the carjacker traveled 8km along the windy Great Ocean Road to the town of Lorne
Ms Kinder and the two dogs were dragged 200 yards down the road before falling onto the road where she suffered bruises and rashes. The dogs fled in the chaos.
But Mr Momcilovic held on as the carjacker traveled 8km along the windy Great Ocean Road to the town of Lorne.
“I kind of lay there because I thought it was a dream,” Mr Momcilovic said. ABC Radio Melbourne.
But soon reality set in and Mr. Momcilovic realized he had his phone handy.
“I rang triple-0 while I was holding on,” he said.
“I was actually on Google Maps on the phone with the operator to tell him where we were going.”
The abandoned vehicle
Throughout the ordeal, he was unsure whether his partner and their dogs were safe or had been knocked over by the trailer.
But he couldn’t jump because of the speed at which they were driving.
“I was worried if I fell I was going to be pretty well done,” he said.
Outside Lorne, the car was moving slowly enough for Mr. Momcilovic to jump.
He was later abandoned not far from Lorne Police Station after the clutch blew. The thief got away with the keys on foot.
The couple’s dogs were found a day apart, one was found at the campsite, the other near a cliff.
They have since been reunited.
The couple, from Wallan, about 45km north of Melbourne, urged other campers not to leave their keys in the car.
“It could have been a lot worse,” he said.