DECATUR — A 27-year-old man was arrested after he reached into a 95-year-old woman's vehicle to grab her keys from the ignition, because she cut him off in traffic, Decatur police said.

Detective Sgt. Steve Carroll said that about 2 p.m. Wednesday, the woman turned from U.S. 36 onto Greenhill Road, cutting off the vehicle driven by the 27-year-old man. The vehicles did not collide, but the man's vehicle left the roadway, Carroll said.

The 95-year-old woman pulled over, and the man approached her car, yelling and swearing at her, Carroll said. The man reached inside of her car and attempted to remove the keys from the ignition, as the woman tried to stop him, Carroll said.

The 27-year-old man shoved the victim's hands away as she tried to stop him, Carroll said, adding that two witnesses observed the incident.

The man was arrested by officers responding to the traffic incident and booked into the Macon County Jail on preliminary charges of aggravated battery to a senior citizen over 60 years old and unlawful vehicular invasion. Preliminary charges are subject to review by the Macon County State's Attorney's Office. The man was being held in jail Thursday in lieu of $200,000 bail.

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