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Dad Clings to Stolen SUV to Save Son

They're both OK
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2015 1:21 PM CDT

(Newser) – A father near Atlanta who saw a car thief driving off with his 8-year-old son did the only thing he could think of—he grabbed onto the SUV as it pulled away. Malcolm Milliones clung to the vehicle for about a quarter-mile before falling off and breaking his arm, reports WPVI, but he was able to distract the driver enough to allow his son to get free. "My son took that opportunity to jump out, and he fell out like right here at the entrance to the Popeye’s," Milliones tells WSB-TV. The boy wasn't seriously hurt. The thief, described as a youth around 14 years old, then drove off with the SUV and remains at large.

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"Malcolm was kind of hanging onto the driver's side of the car," fiancee Kristie Lovelace tells WXIA Atlanta. "He's like hitting at the car, he's going like, 'Stop the car, get out of the car, my son's in the car,' and the guy just kept going." The young thief hopped in the vehicle at a gas station as Lovelace went inside to pay in advance. Milliones was outside the vehicle getting ready to pump the gas. (Read more uplifting news stories.)

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