An apparent car-jacking ended with good Samaritans chasing down the suspect who ditched the car after slamming into a South Park flower shop.
San Diego Police Department investigators say a DoorDash driver was making a delivery nearby and left the car running. A woman jumped into the running car and drove off.
The delivery driver jumped on the hood to try and stop her, according to police, but he fell off the car.
The carjacker then hit a number of parked cars before crashing into Native Poppy at the intersection of Fern and Grape Streets.
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People nearby could not believe what they saw.
“They blew past us, blew through the stop sign, over the curb, through a bollard, through a monument and hit the building,” witness George Fletcher told NBC 7.
Another witness sat down at a nearby table and was glad he didn’t choose his usual spot.
“I usually pick that spot where it ran through, but this time I sat down a little bit this way and I dove off,” he said.
A surveillance camera from a business across the street caught the carjacker exit the car in a cloud of dust and run east along Grape Street. Moments later, witnesses can be seen chasing after the suspect.
The DoorDash driver was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.