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PORTLAND, Ore. – Good Samaritans are being credited with helping police in Portland, Oregon, after they chased down a man accused of stealing a car with a child inside.

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In a news release, police said a woman called them Friday morning saying someone jumped into her running car and drove away while her 3-year-old son was in the back seat. The boy’s father, who was with the mother, got into a separate car and followed the man, using his car to crash into the stolen car.

Police said the man immediately got out of the car and tried to run, while the father ran to check on his son.

Police said the father also told people passing by what happened, which inspired those people to chase down the man on foot, KOIN reported.

In a news release, police said one witness used his car to pin the man up against a fence, while others physically restrained him until police arrived. The man was injured in the struggle and was taken to a hospital.

Portland police said the man will be charged, but they are not identifying him until the charges have been filed.

Police told KOIN the child was not hurt in the incident.