The people in the streets took justice into their own hands when they saw a shocking incident unfold in Philadelphia. Erik Hood, a 54-year-old man attempted to steal a car that had three children inside it. When the parents were in a store on Thursday night, he tried to drive off with the vehicle. The parents ran behind the car and finally managed to catch Hood when the car got stuck inÂ traffic. They pulled him out of the car and he assaulted the father and tried to flee.
A large crowd who was present at the scene stopped the carjacker and beat him. He was taken to Temple University Hospital but was found to be dead. Philadelphia Police Capt. Jason Smith said: â€œI’m not a fan of street justice. I think everything should play out through us as it comes to criminal actions.â€ The police have been examining video footage to identify those involved in the assault of Hood. No one has been arrested. Thankfully the children in the car are safe and no harm was inflicted upon them.Â