- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 3, 2009

A daughter of Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican, was carjacked Wednesday night in downtown Washington.

The daughter, 22-year-old Julia Corker, was not seriously hurt in the incident, which occurred about 9:15 p.m. near the Verizon Center, the city’s major entertainment and pro sports venue.

The incident began when somebody knocked on Miss Corker’s car window while she was stopped at an intersection en route to the apartment she shares with her father, said Todd Womack, Mr. Corker’s chief of staff.

Miss Corker rolled down her window, then was dragged from the vehicle and thrown to the ground.

Mr. Womack said the senator was at the scene within minutes.

“She is a bit sore and shaken up but doing well,” Mr. Womack said. “Senator Corker was nearby and able to get to the scene of the incident very quickly.”

Sgt. Leroy Patterson of the Seat Pleasant (Md.) Police Department, said officers found the stolen Chevy Tahoe and took two people into custody. Sgt. Patterson would not release their names.

“Senator Corker is very grateful that Julia was not seriously injured, that those who committed the crime were quickly apprehended, and he is extremely appreciative to the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department, the Capitol Police, the FBI, and the Seat Pleasant Police Department for their quick response and professionalism, Mr. Womack said.

A Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman said Thursday the official charges were not yet public.

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