LANTANA, FL — A man was shot and critically wounded thanks to the bravery — and unbelievable anger — of a father who watched his car with his six-year-old son get stolen by some thug who likely didn’t know the kid was inside, Blue Lives Matter reports.
The father actually showed more restraint than I would have, and he shot the carjacker, Lamar Thurman, multiple times.
As Blue Lives Matter Reports:
The six-year-old boy was sitting inside the running vehicle while his father said goodbye to some friends. That’s when 29-year-old Lamar Thurman jumped into the driver’s seat, according to WPLG.
Thurman sped off with the man’s vehicle, but the boy’s father and friends immediately chased after him and called 911. The carjacker made his way to Lantana – about five miles away – and ultimately crashed into a metal pole on Loquat Tree Drive, WBPF reported.
The boy’s father and his friends rushed in to pull the child out of the vehicle, but Thurman tried to take off again, Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Teri Barbera told WPLG.
“In an attempt to stop him from fleeing further with (the) child in the car,” the man opened fire, striking Thurman several times, Barbera explained.
The suspect only made it about 200 yards before he crashed into several other vehicles, WPBF reported. The uninjured boy was then rescued from the backseat of the stolen car.Blue Lives Matter
Thank God that child was uninjured.
If some jerk tries to steak your car, that’s one thing. It’s an awful thing, but it’s only material.
When there’s family involved, game the hell on. Way to go, dad.
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