A man who stole a car with kids inside killed by crowd

A man who stole a car with kids inside killed by crowd

The mother's boyfriend is the father of two of the children.

The mother and her boyfriend are cooperating with police and are being questioned by homicide detectives.

It began on Thursday night, as NBC10 in Philadelphia reports (see video below.) It was around 9pm, and a mother with young children stopped her vehicle outside of a pizza place where her boyfriend, the father, was working.

He told WPVI: 'They [parents] were able to pull this auto thief out of the vehicle.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small told local NBC affiliate WCAU that the woman and her boyfriend were taken into custody, where they cooperated fully with law enforcement officers.

The other men who jumped in the fight were not located.

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It is not known how many individuals were involved or if the father of the children joined in on the assault with them.

In a statement, Philadelphia Police Department said: 'The parents chased down the vehicle by foot and were able to remove the male from the vehicle.

Philadelphia Police Chief Inspector Scott Small, (pictured), said that the auto thief fled on foot. According to police and reporters, the father pulled the criminal, Hood, from the vehicle and began to punch and then kick him.

The suspect was pronounced dead at Temple University Hospital. Philadelphia Police Capt. Jason Smith said: "I'm not a fan of street justice".

The city's medical examiner's office is yet to determine how the suspected carjacker died.

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