Woman grabs onto door after thief steals SUV with toddler inside, video shows

Mother grabs onto door after thief steals SUV with toddler inside at gas station

WASHINGTON, D.C. — A woman was dragged down a street after she grabbed hold of the driver's door of her car after someone tried to steal it as she pumped gas.

Video shows the woman pull up to a pump Tuesday at 9:41 a.m., WJLA reported. She left the driver’s door open while the car ran as she started to pump gas with a toddler in the back seat.

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Shortly after she starts to pump gas, a man can be seen in surveillance video crouching near the SUV before he jumps in. The pump flies into the air as the thief drives away.

The woman runs around the vehicle from the pump to the front of the vehicle, where she clutches onto the driver’s door.

“(She was) holding on to the door like this and he was pulling her and she was hollering. Literally he ran over her. I don’t know how she got back up and she was walking, I don’t know. Maybe God was with her, I don’t know. But she was just hollering, ‘My baby, my baby, my baby,’” witness Elroy Jacobs told WJLA.

The car was recovered about a half mile away, its gas tank door still open.

The mother and child were not injured.

Police are still looking for the suspect.

A woman was dragged down a street after she grabbed hold of the driver's door of her car after someone tried to steal it as she pumped gas.
A woman was dragged down a street after she grabbed hold of the driver's door of her car after someone tried to steal it as she pumped gas. (Pescador/Pixabay/Pescador/Pixabay)