Mauro Chimbay, 43, was tragically killed on Wednesday when he attempted to stop car thieves in Queens, New York.
Chimbay had been playing volleyball at a local park when he heard the alarm from his Toyota Highlander SUV going off.
Upon investigation, he saw that someone had broken a window and stolen an item from the vehicle.
When the thief got into a BMW getaway car, Chimbay jumped on its hood in pursuit of justice.
The car sped away with him hanging on before violently flinging him off and causing him to suffer a major head injury which ultimately resulted in his death.
A man who tried to stop thieves from stealing his car was violently killed on Wednesday after he jumped on the hood of the suspects’ getaway BMW before being flung onto the concrete, disturbing video obtained by the New York Post shows.
Mauro Chimbay, 43, had been in a Queens park playing volleyball when he heard the alarm to his parked Toyota Highlander SUV go off as a thief could be seen smashing through a rear passenger window and stealing a box, police said.
The harrowing security footage shows Chimbay and a large group of people running from Gorman Park, in East Elmhurst, to stop the car thief who can then be seen jumping into a waiting white BMW sports car being driven by another suspect.
As the SUV alarm rings out and the group converges around the BMW, Chimbay jumps onto the hood of the BMW and the driver hits the gas.