Police: Boy fights off man who tried to steal father's car

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HARTFORD (AP) - Connecticut police say an 11-year-old boy attacked a man who stole his father's car while the boy was inside, prompting the man to flee.

Police say 43-year-old Edward Asberry of Harford faces charges including kidnapping and risk of injury to a minor after he jumped in the car outside a McDonald's restaurant Saturday and took off with the boy inside.

Police say the boy's father left the car running with the child inside. Police say the boy attacked Asberry when he realized the driver wasn't his father, causing Asberry to stop the car and take off on foot.

Asberry took a backpack from the car before he ran. He was arrested shortly after. Police say no one was injured.

It wasn't immediately clear Saturday whether Asberry has an attorney.

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