Man dragged as he tries to stop car thief


DALLAS, TX (WCMH) — Security video shows a Texas man being dragged as he tries to stop a thief driving away in his car.

Two weeks ago, Terrence Edge stopped to pick up his mail and left his car running. In the 20 seconds he was away, someone jump;ed inside.

“I turned around, looked back and he was grabbing the car door and I tried to get to him, and grab the handle,” Edge told KTVT. But he got in good before I could get it open. Then I went for a ride.”

Edge said his hand got stuck in the door handle. Video shows Edge dragged to the ground before he comes free. The car’s rear tire barely misses him.

Police found the car abandonded in a parking lot a week later.

Edge says he won’t be leaving his car unattended and running again anytime soon. He also has some words for anyone who thinks they can stop someone from taking their car. “Don’t try to stop someone from stealing your car. You end up getting hurt.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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