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Hiram police are looking for a man who is accused of destroying a woman’s cell phone before stealing her car.
Police say on Aug. 8, Zachary Ryan Shipp approached a woman who was pumping gas at a convenience store on Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway and asked to borrow her cell phone. The woman said shortly after she gave Shipp the phone, he threw her Samsung Galaxy III on the ground. As she stepped to retrieve the phone, Shipp got into the driver’s side of her Toyota Camry, according to the incident report. She tried to pull him out of the car, but he allegedly threatened to kill her as she fought with him.
The woman identified Shipp as the man who confronted her after seeing a photo of him, according to the report. He was also identified by a woman who works at the convenience store where the car was stolen. According to the report, a manager of the store recognized Shipp from an unrelated court case and asked him to leave the premises.
Shipp, 24, has a last known address in Powder Springs, according to Hiram police.
Anyone with information on Shipp’s whereabouts should call 911.