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Posted by Robert
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1/24/2004 7:42:08 AM

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Some scary moments for Eminem's mom along 8 Mile Thursday night in the Detroit area.

Police in Oak Park, Michigan, say Marshall Mathers' maternal unit, Debbie Mathers, was carjacked as she sat in her black Honda Prelude at a BP gas station located along the five-lane stretch made famous by her son's Oscar-winning movie, 8 Mile.

Debbie Mathers was unhurt in the attack. A 16-year-old Detroit boy was arrested following a foot chase on nearby 7 Mile.

It's not believed the teen suspect knew he was targeting the mother of a hip-hop icon.

"I think this was just a random carjacking. This has been happening in that area," said Sgt. Frank Slone of the Oak Park Police.

The incident occurred just before 11:30 p.m. Thursday, Slone said. The 49-year-old Mathers was inside the car when a male teenager armed with a silver handgun approached and ordered her out. (The thug did, however, request she leave her purse behind.)

The alleged carjacker ended up forcibly pulling Mother Mathers from the Honda, before driving off, police said.

An officer spotted the hot Honda in a nearby neighborhood. The suspect ran out of the car after getting trapped in traffic, and found himself nabbed shortly after.

Police say Debbie Mathers ID'd herself to police as Eminem's mother.

Mrs. Mathers needs no introduction to Eminem fans who've read the rapper slam her in interviews, or heard him dis her on record. When he rapped, "I just settled all my lawsuits. [The old familiar suggestion], Debbie," on The Eminem Show's "Without Me," he wasn't being metaphorical. Debbie Mathers has filed two defamation lawsuits against her son, both since settled.

The Debbie Mathers-esque mother figure in 8 Mile was portrayed by Kim Basinger.

The real Debbie Mathers reportedly told Detroit's WXYZ-TV that she'd been unable to reach her famous son to tell him about her misadventure. "He apparently must not be in town," she told the station.

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