Hero Dad Stops Teen's Joyride With His Truck
He's the hero dad behind the wheel of that pick-up truck that stopped a joyrider in his tracks.
Bryson Rowley was enjoying a relaxing day in the park with his family when a teen who had stolen his grandfather's car zoomed past. His wife, Brandy recorded the frightening moment on her cell phone.
Brandy told INSIDE EDITION, "It was terrifying. Honestly one of the scariest moments of my life. There was easy 15 to 20 kids here and I'm the only mom. I'm trying to protect each and every one."
The park, in a suburb of Salt Lake City, was packed with children. There are two ball fields and a skateboarding park. Definitely no place for a police chase.
The driver drove right through the park, narrowly missing a kid on a bike.
The joyrider was a 14-year-old boy and appeared to be in a state of panic as he tried to evade police, circling the park like a demon.
Bryson told INSIDE EDITION, "I could hear the sirens coming back towards us. I could hear the engine of the car coming back towards us. That's when I decided I was going to block the road."
Bryson hopped into his pick-up truck and headed in the direction of the sirens.
Brandy said, "My heart dropped. I was shaking all over. Trying to huddle all of the kids together and thinking, 'What in the heck is he doing?' "
As the joyrider rounded the corner, Bryson got his chance and hit him head-on.
The terror was over. The teenager was arrested. Bryson's truck was badly damaged but he says it was all worth it.
"I didn't want him to come back into the park. Who knows what could have happened the second time. I wasn't going to let him get back in here," said Bryson.