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Mother of two kids jumps onto hood of her moving car to stop thief from driving away

By Mason White 3:00 PM July 12, 2016
Woman on hood of car (illustration) 

By: Chan Yuan
(Scroll down for video) A mother of two children managed to slow down a thief long enough to stop him from getting away with her car, according to police in California.

San Bernardino police said that they have arrested 21-year-old Steven Young, after being accused of driving away with a car, containing the two children.

Young has been charged with one count of kidnapping and one count of carjacking. He was booked into the West Valley Detention Center, and his bail was set at $250,000.

According to the police investigation, the incident unfolded on Sunday around 11:30 p.m.

The woman, who was not identified, parked her car outside the Rocky Market, to get drinks for her two children who were in car seats in the back of the vehicle.

The woman left her car running and parked right in front of the store window so she could watch from inside. Young then jumped into the vehicle and drove away.

The mother ran out of the store and jumped onto the hood of the car to try to stop Young from leaving. Young swerved left and right until the mother was thrown off the vehicle.

Two people in another car noticed what happened and began following Young. Young crashed the car about two miles away and ran.

The children, who are one and two years old, were unhurt, and the two people that followed Young remained at the scene. A third person who saw Young running away from the scene and hiding, kept on eye on him until police arrived.