A man is recovering in hospital after being run down Thursday by a thief operating a vehicle stolen from a Skip the Dishes driver in the city’s northeast.
Around 1:30 p.m., the driver with the food delivery service was picking up an order at the McDonald’s restaurant at 5219 Falsbridge Dr. N.E. when a man jumped into his vehicle.
“He left the vehicle running outside the McDonalds and an individual proceeded to get into it and drive away,” said Sgt. Jim Dalidowicz of the Calgary Police Service.
“The Skip the Dishes driver jumped on the hood of the vehicle and fell off a short distance later.”
The delivery driver wasn’t seriously hurt but the thief drove his vehicle into a pedestrian in the parking lot moments later.
A male pedestrian was taken to Foothills Medical Centre in critical condition but was later upgraded to stable.
Police found the stolen vehicle abandoned a short distance away with a shattered windshield but the suspect had fled on foot, said Dalidowicz.
The suspect is described as south Asian.
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