Carjacker Picks Car with Kids Inside, Beaten to Death When Parents Catch up: Police

July 13, 2019 in News by RBN Staff

By Joe Setyon

More details are emerging after Philadelphia police say a suspected carjacker who attempted to steal a woman’s car with three of her children inside was beaten to death by the woman’s boyfriend and other bystanders.

It all started at around 9 p.m. Thursday, when the woman stopped her car next to the pizzeria where her boyfriend works, according to WCAU.

The woman reportedly left the car running with three of her children, ranging in age from seven months to 5 years old, inside.

Her boyfriend is the father of two of those children, police said.

“Investigators say the 54-year-old suspect stole a car with three children inside and was chased down by the children’s mother and her 25-year-old boyfriend,” WNYWreported. “The pair eventually caught up with the car and pulled the suspect from the driver’s seat.”

“[The parents] were able to pull this car thief out of the vehicle. He fled on foot about a half a block. And the boyfriend caught up to him and there was some sort of physical struggle that ensued,” Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small said, according to WPVI.

Authorities say that’s when bystanders got involved as well, joining the father in beating the suspect up, which eventually resulted in his death.