Motorist Who Drove With Gas Station Attendant Hanging Onto Hood Sought By Police

VAN NUYS (CBS) — The public’s help was sought Sunday in locating a motorist who was involved in a dispute that critically injured a 51-year-old gas station attendant.

Police say the gas station attendant, 51-year-old Jorge Grimaldo of Panorama City, tried to stop a customer from leaving by standing in front of the car at an Arco station in the 15700 block of Victory Boulevard late Friday night.

The driver steered the car through residential streets for about a half-mile with Grimaldi hanging on to the hood of the car before he fell off, Los Angeles police Officer Gregory Baek said.

Grimaldi suffered serious injuries and was taken to a hospital, where he is in critical condition.

Anyone with information about the incident can contact Valley Traffic Division officers at (818) 644-8032 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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