NORTH BAY SHORE, N.Y. (AP) — Police say a New York man picking up food for a soup kitchen was run over by his own vehicle while trying to stop a carjacker from stealing it.
Suffolk County police say 69-year-old Dionel Ramirez parked his car at a 7-Eleven in North Bay Shore early Friday.
They say Ramirez intended to run in quickly, which is why he left the car door open and the motor running.
But police say a thief started to drive away in the car while Ramirez was in the store.
They say Ramirez tried to stop the thief and the man ran over him.
Ramirez, of North Amityville, was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The car was later recovered, but no arrest has been made.