CA: Crowd drags driver from pickup truck after he tried to hit them, cops say

Source: Kansas City Star

“A 40-year-old driver who tried to hit a crowd on a California sidewalk early Saturday morning died after being dragged from his pickup truck and beaten, Los Angeles authorities say. Melguin Lopez Santos of Los Angeles had been asked to leave a Hawthorne business following an argument, but returned in his pickup truck, the Los Angeles Times reported. Santos tried to hit a crowd on the sidewalk outside the business with his truck but crashed into a tree, KTLA reported. The crowd tried to pull him from the truck but he sped away, slamming into the wall of a liquor store. The crowd followed and dragged him from the truck and beat him, KCAL reported. When Hawthorne police arrived, they found Santos dead.” (10/10/21)