ELK GROVE -- Loved ones say a fireworks stand worker was run over by a getaway vehicle Sunday night when she tried to stop a thief.
Mischele Mullen's family told FOX40 a man approached the Elk Grove Boulevard stand in the Smart and Final parking lot and grabbed a large pack of fireworks valued at around $550.
Mullen and her mother were working at the stand when the thief tried to run off with the fireworks. Mullen's family members say she chased after the thief as the man jumped into an older model, dark green Chevrolet SUV.
Elk Grove police confirm she was grabbed by one of the passengers and dragged along the ground as the SUV drove off. She was then punched and fell before the SUV ran her over.
"My wife had ran out to the road to stop them. They grabbed her arms, beat her, broke her nose, blacked her eye and dropped her about 500 yards down and ran her over," Jake Boulware, Mullen's husband, told FOX40.
The SUV left westbound on Elk Grove Boulevard, according to police.
When first responders got to the scene, the 36-year-old was unresponsive. She is currently at a local Kaiser ICU and has regained consciousness, according to family.
"She's got multiple fractures, broken shoulders, road rash, broken leg," Boulware said.
Witnesses and police say two other men and two women were inside the SUV at the time of the incident.
Elk Grove police confirm they are investigating this case. However, they have not commented on any suspects involved.