Parents Bryson and Brandy Rowley watched in horror Saturday as a car sped through the Utah park where their children were playing, zipping across the grass and narrowly missing several kids.
When the car turned around and looked like it would make another pass through the park, Bryson Rowley leapt into action.
While his wife filmed the action, Bryson Rowley drove his truck to stop the errant vehicle, cutting the car off and plowing into it at an intersection near the park.
The car was being driven by a 14-year-old boy who had taken the vehicle from his Duchesne County grandfather, KSTU-TV reported.
The grandfather reported the vehicle stolen, and police tried to stop the car in Syracuse, Utah, after it was spotted.
The boy apparently didn't want his joyride to end, however, and he led police on a chase through city streets — and the park where Rowley's children were playing.
“My heart dropped (when I saw the car driving through the grass),” Brandy Rowley told KSTU-TV. “I honestly thought one of those kids is going to die.”
Her husband's quick thinking may have saved lives, and the collision between car and truck reportedly left both parties relatively unscathed.
Police said the 14-year-old driver was taken to a juvenile detention center.
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