Latest News In USA: 54-Year-Old Philadelphia Man Beaten To Death By Mob After He Stole A Car With Three Children Inside
Latest News From US: Philadelphia Man Stole Car With Three Children Inside Beaten To Death
The police have identified 54-year-old Eric Hood as the man killed after a crowd kicked and punched him when they learned he stole a car with three children inside. The carjacking incident happened at approximately 9:50 p.m. Thursday near 29th and Dauphin streets in Strawberry Mansion.
The police say a mother was traveling with her three kids when she stopped to visit the father of two of her children at a pizza shop, leaving the car running with the children inside. It’s understood the mother and father ran after the car and pulled Hood out of the driver’s seat.
According to Philadelphia Police Homicide Captain, Jason Smith, the father and Hood got into an altercation.
“Hood managed to break free from the father and fled across 29th Street. It was at this time that a crowd of individuals stopped Mr. Hood and forced him to the ground,” Smith said. “The crowd kicked and punched Mr. Hood until the arrival of responding police. At some point Mr. Hood became unresponsive.”
The police are reportedly reviewing video posted on Instagram and surveillance video from the scene to see exactly how large the crowd was and they are working to identify the people who took part in the beating.
“The video is very clear,” Smith said. He then urged the people involved to come forward.
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Latest News In US: Philadelphia Man Stole Car With Three Children Inside Beaten To Death
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