Lake County Woman Sues After Company Demands Payment for Post Carjacking Tracking

(Libertyville, IL) A lawsuit has been filed against Volkswagen by a woman injured in a carjacking earlier this year in Libertyville. Taylor Shepherd and her husband filed the suit in the wake of the February event where she was run over while pregnant, and her car was stolen with one of her children inside. Lake County Sheriff’s officials attempted to track the stolen vehicle, but a Volkswagen employee refused to allow tracking access until a payment was made, even with confirmation of the emergency situation. Sheriff’s officials say the issue cost precious time, while attempting to find the vehicle and child. That vehicle was eventually found, the child was unharmed, and Shepherd has since given birth to another child. There have still been no arrests made in the case.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (11-15-23)