Fuel tanker driver rescues woman, stops carjacking in Allen Park

By Jermont Terry - Reporter , Amber Ainsworth

ALLEN PARK, Mich. - A fuel tanker driver saved a woman Thursday in Allen Park when a man attempted to steal her car while she pumped gas.

Surveillance video showed the suspect enter a car while the victim was pumping gas about 1:15 p.m. at the BP gas station at 16054 Southfield Road.

Watch the surveillance video below.

As he drove away, the car's owner jumped in the vehicle. She was hanging out of the car as the suspect kept driving.

A fuel tanker driver who was in the parking lot saw the car driving away.

"I see the car pull off and it yanks the hose away from the pump, and I'm like what the hell is going on?" he said.

When the car passed his truck, he jumped into action.

"I go up to the side door and she's fighting with him. I said, 'Is he trying to steal your car?' and she says, 'Yes, he's trying to steal my car.' I say, 'Put in park, put it park,'" he said.

The truck driver was able to grab the suspect by the shirt when the car stopped, but he was able to get away.

Police are still searching for the suspect. Anyone with information is asked to call police at 313-386-7800.

Watch the video of the attempted carjacking below.

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