Police: Man dragged to death trying to stop car thief

June 15, 2019

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a man was killed when he was dragged down a north Philadelphia avenue while trying to stop another man from stealing his car.

A police spokesman says a man estimated to be in his 20s was trying to steal a 2006 black Acura on North Broad Street on Friday night.

Police say the 29-year-old car owner was dragged down the block. He was taken to Hahnemann University Hospital and pronounced dead at 9 p.m. Friday. His name wasn’t immediately released.

Police say the car thief lost control of the vehicle and hit a store, causing structural damage. The suspect fled on foot. No arrests were reported.

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