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Posted: June 28, 2014

Police ID individuals in bizarre NC interstate incident

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By Paige Hansen

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A North Carolina police department say they have identified the individuals involved in an incident this past Saturday where a man was hanging onto a car driving down Interstate 77.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department are not releasing any names.
 
Police said the woman was driving on I-77 with two children inside.  Officers said the woman is in a relationship with the man who rode on the back of the car and she doesn't want to press any charges against him.

A North Carolina TV viewer sent in a video of the incident Saturday afternoon to WSOC-TV.

Brenda Cruz was in the car with her entire family, and said she was worried, especially with drivers going so fast on the interstate. 

Brenda Cruz and her 17-year-old son, Samuel Cruz, still can't believe what they saw on in I-77 before exit 7.
 
"All of a sudden the kids say, 'There's someone on top of the car on the trunk,’ and I'm like what?" Brenda Cruz said. "I said, “’Let me get my phone and started recording.'"

Brenda Cruz shared the video with us and said other drivers on the road 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," Samuel Cruz said. 

Authorities got several calls but troopers said by the time they arrived the car was gone and right now, they don't have much to go on to investigate the case.
 
The Cruz family said 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," Samuel Cruz said.

The family told Eyewitness News a woman was driving the car with a child in a car seat inside.
 
"I'm really worried because I just hope she's OK you know, with her kid," Samuel Cruz said.
 

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