Cops: Dad Takes Action When Man Steals Car With His Son Inside

Father allegedly chased down, shot carjacking suspect
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 22, 2019 3:47 PM CDT
Cops: Dad Chases Down, Shoots Guy Who Stole Car With Boy Inside
Lamar Thurman   (Florida Department of Corrections)

Sheriff's investigators say a Florida father chased down and shot a man who stole his car with his 6-year-old son inside, the AP reports. Palm Beach County Sheriff's officials say 29-year-old Lamar Thurman remains in critical condition following the shooting early Saturday. News outlets report the father left his 2012 Honda running while saying goodbye to friends around 2:30am Saturday. That's when Thurman jumped in and took off.

The father and his friends called 911 and drove after the vehicle. Sheriff's officials say the group followed Thurman for five miles, where he crashed the car. As they went to grab the boy from the car, Thurman drove away. The father pulled out a gun and started shooting. The boy wasn't injured. Thurman is on probation for carjacking an 86-year-old woman in 2016. (A mom with two kids in her backseat foiled these carjackers.)

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