Good Samaritans Stop Car Thieves at Convenience Store
CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -
A trip to the gas station for one woman Monday afternoon nearly turned into a disaster after she left her car running, leaving a golden opportunity for thieves.
"It was a moment of opportunity for somebody. So they jumped in the driver's seat and took off," said Lt. James Lerma of the Corpus Christi Police Department. "Luckily for us, there were some witness that saw the whole event go down."
The incident happened at the Stripes convenience store at Saratoga and Staples. As the crooks tried to get away in the woman' Mercedes, good samaritans jumped into action and held the driver's-side door open, preventing the women from getting away. Police then arrived at the scene.
The two women are now facing unlawful use of a motor vehicle charges.