Video: Man fights off four suspected would-be car thieves in his driveway

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A brave homeowner in a Hartford, Connecticut suburb was treated at a local hospital for injuries sustained Monday while successfully fighting off four suspected, would-be carjackers in his driveway, authorities say.

The incident took place in daylight hours in Rocky Hill, Connecticut on Valley View Drive, the Rocky Hill Police Department said in a statement.

“Thank God that he wasn’t seriously hurt. We’re seeing a lot of these incidents throughout the state and the country that people are intervening, and the suspect may have a weapon,” Rocky Hill Police Sgt. Jeffrey Foss-Rugan told WVIT.

The video, which lasts one minute and 17 seconds, was recorded on the victim’s home surveillance camera. The video is focused on the driveway of the home where a red car is parked in a driveway alongside a white van.

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Birds cheerfully chirping in the background of the suburban scene provide a stark contrast to what comes next.

A masked man dressed in dark clothes, cell phone in-hand, runs up to the red car, opens the door, and gets in the car.

Seconds later, before the would-be carjacker could even get the door closed, the homeowner bolts out to the driveway in his stocking feet and confronts him.

“Get out of here! Who do you think you are?” the owner says.

As the two men are engaged in a physical struggle on the driveway, a second man in a green hoodie runs up from a car that can be seen waiting in the background. The second man delivers several viscous kicks. A third man reaches the driveway at about 34 seconds into the video, but stands aside and watches. About ten seconds later, the last man arrives and joins the fray. The group continue beating the homeowner, who holds his own despite being greatly outnumbered.

The cowardly quartet flee in a dark colored, four door Mercedes sedan when a woman’s voice is heard on the recording shouting “Stop! I’m calling the cops!”

Police canvassed the surrounding area but could not locate the men nor their car. Police described all four as “younger in age.” Three are black. One is white or Hispanic. All were wearing masks.

The Rocky Hill Police Department Detective Division asks for anyone with information about the incident to contact Detective Matthew Seguin at 860-258-2047 or at

The video of the attack below was provided by the Rocky Hill Police Department. TheBlaze cautions viewers that the graphic scene could be disturbing.

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