Drive It Like You Stole It

A 54-year old Philadelphia man received more than he bargained for when he stole a running vehicle with three toddlers inside.

The violent ordeal began when a 25-year-old woman parked her Hyundai sedan outside a pizza shop on 29th and Dauphin streets in North Philadelphia.

The woman left her three young children inside the running car as she went inside to visit her boyfriend, who was an employee at the restaurant and the father of two of the kids.

Suddenly, a 54-year-old man jumped into her car and sped off with the children, who are between the ages of 7 months and 5 years old, strapped inside.

Leaving a toddler and an infant inside a running car in North Philly. This woman is obviously a frontrunner for mother of the year.

The woman’s boyfriend ran after the thief. The man drove half a block before getting stuck in traffic at 29th and York streets. The kids’ father then pulled the thief out of the car and beat him as other bystanders in the area joined the attack.

Medics responded to the scene and found the car thief unconscious with severe injuries to the head and face. He was taken to Temple University Hospital and pronounced dead shortly after 10 p.m. (H/TAOSHQ)

Two things: First, I’m embarrassed Ace found this before me, but when it’s my day off, I rarely worry about what happens in this garbage town. Second, while I don’t think this is a case of premeditated murder, you could certainly charge the man with manslaughter. That said, no jury in this city would convict him, and I doubt even this town’s godawful D.A. would file charges.