Man jumps onto bonnet in attempt to stop car thief


A MAN hurled onto the bonnet of his car in an attempt to thwart a thief making away with it.

The driver in his mid 50’s was making a withdrawal from a nearby cash machine when he spotted the opportunist thief drive away in his car.

The man dashed towards the car and jumped onto the bonnet before being carried for a short distance then falling off.

He was not injured and did not require to go to hospital.

The silver Renault Clio was taken from underneath the owner’s nose outside the Scotmid retail premises on Main Street, Cairneyhill in Fife.

The car was taken at around 12.30am yesterday morning (Thurs) and police are appealing for witnesses.

Detective Inspector Michelle Johnson of Fife Constabulary said: “We are appealing for anyone who may have seen this incident, which involved the owner of the car being carried on the bonnet of the car before falling off.

“Fortunately he was uninjured.

“We would in particular like to speak to the driver of a lorry which was travelling on Main Street, behind the silver Clio, and who thereafter stopped to speak to the owner of the stolen car. The vehicle made off in the direction of Dunfermline.”

If anyone has any information they are asked to call Fife Police on 0845 600 5702 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where all calls are treated anonymously.