Parents Tackle Hijacked Car to Save Baby

Mom: Wherever my baby was going, I was going to hold on for dear life
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Nov 26, 2010 1:43 AM CST
Updated Nov 26, 2010 5:00 AM CST

(Newser) – Stunned parents who stopped for gas on Monday night sprinted into action as they watched a stranger speed off in their car with their baby girl strapped inside. Mom Melanie Richman, 24, was dragged across the parking lot of a Kansas City, Missouri, gas station after she managed to punch out a window and hang on, while her husband dove through another window. "I kept saying 'My baby, my baby,'" she recalled. "Wherever my baby was going, I was going to hold on for dear life."

"It was instinct," said husband Aaron. "Everything happened so fast. I was suddenly sitting upside down in the passenger seat kicking him and telling him my baby was in the car. 'You're stealing my car. Get out of my car.'" The carjacker drove onto a curb and ran off. The Richmans suffered bruises and cuts, reports ABC News. The baby, covered in glass, was unhurt.

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