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Florida mom uses soup can to stop thief from stealing SUV with son

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Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 18:28:03-04

HOLLY HILL, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida woman with her 2-year-old son stopped a carjacking by threatening to throw a soup can at the would-be thief.

The Daytona Beach News-Journal reports that the attempted theft occurred Tuesday in Holly Hill.

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Police say the man tried to steal the woman’s SUV after crashing a stolen car nearby. Investigators say the woman grabbed a can of Progresso soup and yelled at the man to get away. The man ran off.

Police officers were searching for the man.

The woman didn’t want to be identified.