Good Samaritan dangers life to save lots of child


NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – A Nashville man got here head to head with an armed carjacker in try to cease him from kidnapping a child.

“We have been stopped on the gentle, and in a flash this automobile got here blasting by me on the suitable into the intersection, after which I heard the crash.” Michael Crowne was on his manner residence from dropping off his grandson Tuesday, when a stolen, rushing automobile hit an SUV head on within the Antioch intersection in entrance of him. He ran to their support.

“I heard this different commotion. This girl screaming a few child.”

The daddy of a 10-month outdated baby that was kidnapped throughout a carjacking on Tuesday morning in Nashville spoke completely to Information 4.

The driving force of the stolen automobile that crashed, was making an attempt to steal one other SUV, with a 10-month-old child within the again seat.

“Once I heard the newborn, I simply reacted. I simply ran and stated ‘I’m going to cease this,’” Crowne defined. He sprang into motion, leaping into the SUV behind the suspect, later recognized as Cody Eakes. “He jumped within the driver’s seat and I simply jumped in his lap,” Crowne recalled Wednesday from his hospital mattress in Skyline Hospital. “I used to be making an attempt to carry the gear shift from placing it in drive and taking off.”

Crowne was unsuccessful and Eakes took off with the newborn within the automobile. “The automobile dragged me for somewhat bit till I fell out.” Crowne stated a number of extra Good Samaritans got here to his support then till EMTs arrived.

Police ultimately caught up with and arrested Eakes, and the newborn was reunited along with his dad and mom safely. Wednesday, Crowne was recovering effectively from surgical procedure, relieved.

“I’m simply glad every little thing’s OK, and I hope they’re getting by way of this okay.”