Grandmother forgives man who allegedly carjacked and attacked her in Melbourne

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A Melbourne grandmother has forgiven the man who allegedly carjacked her and kidnapped her with a knife.

A 30-year-old man was arrested shortly after midnight after a full-scale police chase involving dogs and a helicopter.

The man reportedly climbed into the passenger seat of 74-year-old Mary Tetradi’s car after she went shopping at a center on Beach Street in Frankston around 4:30 p.m. yesterday.

The man reportedly climbed into the passenger seat of 74-year-old Mary Tetradi's car.
The man reportedly climbed into the passenger seat of 74-year-old Mary Tetradi’s car. (Nine)

He reportedly threatened her with a knife and demanded she drive to hospital, before dropping her off at a petrol station in Frankston North about half an hour later.

“He was very annoyed, I wasn’t upset. He said ‘aren’t you scared?’ You asked me to take you to the hospital and I will take you to the hospital,” Tetradi said.

Her car was found leaning against a post on Frankston-Dandenong Road at around 6:25pm. Police were told the driver had run away.

The same man then allegedly used a knife to threaten a man and steal his white Toyota Camry sedan on Belvedere Road in Seaford at around 7:30pm.

CCTV captured the moment when the man allegedly climbed into the passenger seat of 74-year-old Mary Tetradi’s car. (Nine)

The chase began around 11:00 PM when police claimed the car failed to stop in front of them.

The car was followed by a helicopter and police spiked Parer Street, ending the chase just after midnight.

The man, from Carrum Downs, reportedly ran out of the car and was caught by dog ​​squad.

He was taken to hospital, where he remains under guard.

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