Dramatic surveillance video shows why one couple have a lot to be thankful for this Thanksgiving holiday.
Aaron and Melanie Richman, both 22, stopped at a Kansas City, Missouri, gas station early Wednesday after driving from Colorado en route to Eldon, Missouri, according to CNN affiliate KCTV.
After gassing up, the couple parked their vehicle away from the pumps and walked over to talk to the drivers of their moving van.
In a matter of seconds, a man noticing the unattended vehicle made a beeline for the Richmans’ car.
The man jumped inside and began to drive off – with the Richmans’ 6-month-old inside.
The couple responded immediately.
Video shows Melanie Richman holding onto the side of the car, and in the process breaking the back passenger window. She finally falls to the ground after being dragged across the parking lot.
Aaron Richman manages to jump inside the vehicle and begins “giving the crook the business, kicking him in the head repeatedly, trying to save his child,” according to KCTV reporter Jonathan Carter.
The beat-down causes the offender to crash the car, causing no harm to the baby, and flee. The couple suffered minor injuries, according to KHSB.
Police are still looking for the man who ran off.