Man clings to car trunk on I-77 in Charlotte - WRBL

Man clings to car trunk on I-77 in Charlotte

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. -
Police are investigating reports of a man riding on the trunk of a car speeding along an interstate.

Eyewitnesses say the man broke the back window and climbed inside the car. Most of it was caught on camera.

Brenda Cruz and her son Samuel still can't believe what they saw Saturday on I-77.  

"All of a sudden the kids say 'there's someone on top of the car on the trunk and i'm like what?' I said let me get my phone and started recording," Cruz said.
 
She said other drivers were slowing down, too. Watching anxiously to see what would happen to the man on the back of the fast-moving sedan.  

"It was really weird, I thought it was a dummy at first," said Cruz.
 
Authorities got several calls, but troopers say by the time they arrived the car was gone, and they don't have much to go on.  

The Cruz family says they saw the man on the back of the car break the back windshield and climb inside.

"Whenever he lifted his hand to smash the glass open it looked like it was something sharp," Brenda Cruz said.

Witnesses also say a woman was driving the car with a child in a car seat inside.  
 
Authorities think the driver and person on the back of the car know each other, but they can't be sure until they track them down.  

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