Bystanders tackle rampaging man in traffic

A man in Washington state had to be wrestled to the ground by Good Samaritans Thursday afternoon after he crashed into seven vehicles. He had abandoned his vehicle and was attempting to carjack a getaway car when he was stopped.

One driver, Mark Koss, had his shirt torn when the suspect tried to pull him from his car. "He kept saying I gotta get out of here I gotta get out of here. And if you don't get out of here, you're coming with me," Koss told King5.

The man moved on to other cars after Koss threw his keys out the window. Several people fled their vehicles rather than confront the agitated man. Dave Matyas was watching the bizarre scene unfold from his own car when he decided he had to do something to stop the driver after he began punching another car's driver's side window with his bare fists. "This guy has to be on some crazy drugs to do what he's doing," Matyas told the station.

Matyas and a friend tackled the man to the ground and several other bystanders helped hold the suspect down until police arrived. He was identified as a 32-year-old man from Lynwood, WA, who was released from prison the day before the incident. Police said the man was taken to the hospital for his injuries, and that they believe he was under the influence at the time. He was then taken back to jail. No specific charges were announced, but it is sure to be quite the list.

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