Pair accused of asking woman for directions, trying to steal car

Rodney Nelson (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)
Rodney Nelson (Source: Hamilton County Sheriff's Office)

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - Two men were arrested Tuesday after police say they asked a woman for directions, then tried to steal her car.

Roger French, 37, and Rodney Nelson, 40, are both charged with aggravated robbery and inducing panic.

According to the arrest report, the men approached a woman and asked her for directions, then opened her car door and demanded that she give them her keys. She began to scream, and several people came to help her.

The suspects were chased by a few witnesses and apprehended until police arrived. Both men were taken to the Hamilton County Justice Center.

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