Delivery driver stops attempted carjacking

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Caught connected camera: neighbors measurement successful during an attempted car theft successful Philadelphia from past weekend. Security video shows a sedan parked with its blinkers connected and beforehand doorway unfastened connected the 800 artifact of Uber Street successful Philadelphia’s Francisville conception erstwhile idiosyncratic walks astir and gets successful the rider side.

Moments later, idiosyncratic wearing a hoodie rushes into the driver’s spot and appears to enactment the car into drive. 

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Then, a conflict occurs betwixt the transportation operator and the idiosyncratic successful the driver’s seat. The transportation operator adjacent tries to propulsion the idiosyncratic sitting successful the driver’s spot retired of the window. 

“My neighbour was large and astatine 1 constituent I deliberation my neighbour said, ‘We request much radical retired here!’” Eric O’Callaghan said. “So that was my cue. I deliberation I request to propulsion connected my shoes now.”

O’Callaghan and different neighbors are past seen coming extracurricular to assistance arsenic the transportation operator gets the idiosyncratic retired of his car.

“He was kinda shook fundamentally is each I could picture it as,” O’Callaghan said. “I deliberation we each benignant of were. I was decidedly shocked.”

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Police privation to punctual drivers connected however to debar car thefts. Some ways to debar them are to instrumentality your keys with you, support the doors locked, and marque definite your windows aren’t open.

Police accidental carjackings person skyrocketed successful Philly this year. 

“Makes you not privation to beryllium successful the metropolis anymore,” Hubert Brown said. 

As for the transportation driver, neighbors accidental helium drove distant unharmed.

“I did inquire him if this was his worst acquisition oregon worst time ever driving and helium said helium erstwhile got a parking ticket,” O’Callaghan said. “And I said this is mode worse.”

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Police haven’t said if immoderate arrests were made.

Matt Petrillo

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