Saturday afternoon turns terrifying when man is dragged by vehicle driven by teens

Published 10:40 am Monday, December 2, 2019

A South Alabama man is recovering after a fun Saturday afternoon turned into a terrifying trip down a neighborhood street.

A family in west Mobile says the man was hit and dragged by a car driven by teenagers causing trouble in the neighborhood.

Tammy Thayer told WKRG  television that she and her family were doing yard work at approximately 4 p.m. Saturday at their home when a group of teenagers appeared to be arguing and shooting paintballs. She said the teens were asked to stop. Thayer said when her husband, Jeff Wilson, approached the vehicle to get a license plate, the car sped away and hit Wilson in the process. Thayer said her husband found himself either stuck on the vehicle or unable to let go. Thayer said the vehicle dragged Wilson about five blocks before the car got away.

“Horrified, I was terrified, I didn’t know what was going to happen, I didn’t know if he was going to fall off, can you imagine,” Thayer said.

Wilson was reportedly admitted to a local hospital and released late Saturday night. Thayer said he was being treated for a head injury and other scrapes, cuts and bruises.

Thayer said they filed a police report and just want whoever is responsible to be caught.