This is one way to not steal a car. Video of a man clinging to the side of the taxi made the morning show rounds Tuesday morning.
"A wild ride on a New York City highway. Police say a man seen hanging from that taxi actually tried to carjack the driver, who then sped away at up to 70 miles per hour."
"Just like a scene out of a movie, a crazy carjacker -- look at that, caught on video trying to break into a New York City cab as that cab is speeding down the highway."
"The suspect held on for dear life, eventually the cab did slow down enough for the man to jump off. Police say he tried to steal another car, but police then caught up with him and gave that man a free ride to jail."
"Police say he tried to steal another car."
Yes - let's get this straight - this guy hopped off the cab when he finally could without dying - and then he TRIED TO STEAL ANOTHER CAR. If only he'd gotten a third try - that's the charm, right?
The story was first broken by WCBS in New York. The outlet reports suspect Matthew McCorkle pulled the move around 2 am Monday, and held onto the side of the cab for miles.
It was another taxi driver that caught everything on camera. WCBS spoke with the taxi driver who was behind the wheel.
"If I stop the car, if this guy tries to get in my car, if he get in my car - he can have a weapon, he can have a knife. Anything can happen to me."
According to WCBS, the cab got stopped in a traffic jam and McCorkle jumped off, then pulled a driver out of another car and drove off. Police caught him not longer after when he crashed.
The New York Daily News reports McCorkle is 26 years old and has been arrested on various charges, including robbery and criminal possession of a weapon, in the past.
This time he's been charged with driving while intoxicated, robbery and grand larceny. Luckily, no one was injured.