An Ontario father has stopped a man from stealing his vehicle from the driveway of his home while his infant child was still in the backseat.
The would-be theft took place in Brampton, near Chinguacousy Road and Queen Street Weston, on April 10 at around 12:30 p.m., according to Peel Regional Police.
Gilbourne Cusi, 38, put his baby inside the white SUV before heading back to the house to fetch his other child.
A video taken from the family’s home security camera captured the next moments when a dark-coloured car sped down the road and a man, dressed in black and wearing a mask, got out from the passenger’s seat and jogged up to the SUV while Cusi was still in the house.
He returned just in time to see the suspect getting behind the wheel of his vehicle.
With his second child in his arms, Cusi rushed up to his SUV and flung open the passenger door to confront the man trying to take his car.
The suspect then reversed the vehicle down the driveway, while Cusi was still standing beside the passenger door with his young daughter. The suspect eventually stopped the SUV at the edge of the driveway, jumped out, and dashed towards the car waiting just metres away.
Cusi appeared to holler at the suspect, who got in the car and took off.
The police said they haven’t caught the suspects.
The family told CTV on April 13 that the carjacking left them shaken, but no one was hurt physically.