North Carolina man trying to stop car thief gets pinned between vehicles

A sheriff’s office in North Carolina says a store clerk trying to stop a thief from stealing his car has been seriously injured after the suspect pinned him between two vehicles.

The McDowell County Sheriff’s office says 37-year-old William Matthews spotted someone trying to get into his jeep outside of the convenience store he works at in Nebo, North Carolina, late last week. That’s when the office says Matthews jumped through a passenger side window and tried to stop the suspect. Instead, the suspect accelerated and slammed into a truck in the parking lot, pinning Matthews between his jeep and the truck’s tailgate.

Matthews was transported to a hospital with serious injuries.

Deputies announced Friday they’d arrested an unidentified suspect.