THIS is the heart-stopping moment a have-a-go hero stopped a would-be thief from driving off in his car.
Brave dad-of-two, Curtis Morris, 26, was on his way to work and had stopped off to get a drink at a store in Bedworth, Warwickshire, when the drama unfolded on August 8.
He left his car door unlocked with his keys in the ignition as he didn’t plan to spend too long in the store.
But it didn’t take long for an opportunistic thief to try and steal his vehicle
CCTV shows the thief attempting to drive off with the car, before Curtis is seen sprinting out of the shop after a customer informed him of what had happened.
Curtis then yanks the car door open with the vehicle still moving and wrestles with the would-be car thief.
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He said the man inside his car claimed he had a knife, but he was determined to stop the attempted theft.
After a few seconds, Curtis managed to pull the suspect out of the car, who then quickly flees the scene.
The dad, who escaped unharmed, said his adrenaline had ‘kicked in’ and the whole ordeal was a blur, but he was over the moon that he managed to save his car.
Speaking with Coventry Live, Curtis said: “I left my engine running with my keys in to get a drink. I was in there for 20 seconds at most, but then heard another customer shouting at me that he saw someone getting into my car.
“My adrenaline kicked in, it was all a blur to be fair. I can’t remember much it happened so fast. He told me he had a knife on him as well.
“If someone said to me in the street I would back off, but it all didn’t really register until after the scene had happened.
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“I wasn’t injured. The thief was quite tall, taller than me anyway. It was quite easy to get him out as I don’t think he was an experienced car thief. He was rubbish at trying to steal it.”
Warwickshire Police have been contacted for comment.