Wow. This is an incredible story.
According to cops (and WPVI), here’s what happened…
A 25-year-old man was working at a pizza delivery joint in Philadelphia Thursday when his same-aged girlfriend — and mother of his two kids — came in around 9 p.m.
She’d left her vehicle running with her three youngsters — a 7-month-old, an 18-month-old, and a 5-year-old (from a prior relationship) inside.
While the two spoke in the restaurant, a man carjacked the full-of-kids Hyundai.
The pair chased after the car, which got stuck in nearby traffic.
As per Scott Small, of the Philadelphia Police Department:
“They were able to pull this car thief out of the vehicle.”
The 54-year-old assailant subsequently took off on foot, but the boyfriend caught him and a fight ensued.
Back to Scott:
“Then other males from the neighbourhood intervened and began punching and kicking the male who took the vehicle.”
They beat the guy severely.
He was taken to a hospital with extreme damage to the head and face. At 10:05, he was pronounced dead.
The three children were unharmed and spent the night with relatives.
The tykes’ mom and dad were said to be cooperating with detectives.
It’s yet to be determined whether charges will be brought against the father.
What an intense and insane and terrible thing. It no doubt conjures strong convictions.
Thank God the children were unharmed and the crime was stopped. And kudos to a dad for doing whatever it took.
But as for the ending, what do you think? What feelings do you take away? Are you struck by thoughts of justice or of reckless, animalistic violence?
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