HORN LAKE, Miss. — A 14-year-old allegedly tried to steal a man’s car from Zaxby’s in Horn Lake, and the owner jumped on the hood as he sped off.
According to the Horn Lake Police Department, the victim left his car running to pick up a DoorDash order from Zaxby’s on Goodman Road on Wednesday night,.
While he was inside, someone hopped in his 2014 Toyota Corolla and drove off. The victim saw what was happening and ran out of the restaurant.
He attempted to stop the vehicle first by opening the door. He then decided to jump on top of it, officials said.
Bystanders flagged down officers to tell them there was a man on top of a car.
The suspect, who has not been named, continued to drive. He went over a median, causing the victim to fall off the vehicle. He had minor injuries but was not taken to the hospital.
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HLPD said the teenager was taken into custody. The car’s passenger tire was blown out and had front bumper damage.