Car salesman dragged by carjacker at 27th and Hayes in Milwaukee
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- A brazen thief steals a car from a Milwaukee dealership just as a couple was about to test drive it.
That's when one of the salesmen stepped in.
Vicente Hernandez works at Arandas Auto Sales. He says when he pulled a GMC Terrain up to let a couple test drive it, 15 seconds later someone was driving away with it.
Surveillance video shows a stolen Honda Odyssey pull up to the dealership at 27th and Hayes. A teenage passenger gets out then get into the GMC Terrain and locks the doors.
Quick-thinking Hernandez starts pounding on the window and shatters it. He then gets dragged by the vehicle for half a block as the suspect tries to get away.
Hernandez described what was going through his head while it was all happening.
"When I started getting dragged by the car, it didn't click in my head to let go. I still felt the need to want to stop them. It wasn't until my feet started dragging through the floor and I couldn't keep up with the pace of the car that I decided to let go because it wasn't going to end good," said Hernandez.
The car salesman then went back to the dealership and got in a vehicle and started to pursue the stolen vehicle but stopped when he didn't think it was safe anymore.
The dealership is now offering a $1,000 reward for any information.