Victim Dives Into Window of Vehicle as Thief Drives Away

Newark Police said a man whose car was being stolen in Delaware dove into the vehicle through the driver's side window and fought with the thief.

Officers said the man was thrown to the ground when the car hit some gas pumps and the thief fled with the car.

It happened Wednesday night around 8:10 at the Exxon station on South College Avenue. Police said the car's owner parked next to the gas station's store and left the keys in the ignition as he hopped inside to grab air fresheners.

While he was in the store, the owner saw the thief -- a man in his 20s standing between 5-foot, 10-inches tall wearing a gray hoodie -- get into the 2005 black Cadillac CTS and start to drive away.

Authorities said the man jumped into the car and fought with the thief, causing the car to knock two gas pumps from their bases.

The impact threw the 34-year-old car owner to the ground causing minor injuries.

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