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July 27, 2011

Video: Car drags man attempting to stop a robbery

The dramatic highway stunt was an effort to retrieve a stolen purse

By PoliceOne Staff

STOCKTON, Calif. — A man risked his life by clinging to the side of a car while sprinting alongside it in an effort to retrieve a friend’s stolen purse from the inside of the vehicle.

The footage of the man being dragged by the car – which reached speeds of up to 35mph – resembles a Hollywood stunt, and as it turned out, the handbag in question was not inside, a News10 reporter told Asylum.

Miraculously, the man dragged survived, police said.

No crimes were alleged and no arrests were made following the incident.

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