(Content Warning: Language & Violence)
A group of bystanders stepped in and detained a man who tried to carjack a woman and her daughter in City Heights Sunday afternoon. The incident, which was caught on video, occurred just after 4 p.m. in the Appletree Market parking lot in the 4400 block of University Avenue. The suspect, identified as 21-year-old Ismael Hernandez, got into the driver’s seat and tried to drive the vehicle with the woman and child inside before hitting a pole, San Diego police said. The video showed him being dragged out of the car and taken to the ground by several men. He was hit and kicked as he struggled to get away. After an officer arrived on scene and tried to take him into custody, Hernandez continued to resist arrest. The bystanders again stepped in and helped hold him down. The victims were not seriously hurt.