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Woman clings to trunk of car to keep man from driving off with child September 2, 2012

A woman who climbed onto the trunk of a car to keep a man from driving off with their child held on as the man repeatedly tried to throw her off, police said.

The woman finally was forced into the car by the man who sped through the streets and swerved into opposite lanes of traffic, telling her, “I’m going to kill all of us,” according to a report.

The man, Charrence Demond Hunt, was arrested Saturday on numerous charges, according to the Gainesville Police Department, which gave the following account.

Hunt, 22, went to the woman’s house on Northeast 39th Place around 2 p.m. Friday to bring her some money, and they began arguing when Hunt accused her of stealing his debit card.

Hunt went into the apartment to look for the card and the woman waited outside with the child. When he came out, Hunt grabbed some money from the woman’s hand and began choking her. She got free and ran to Hunt’s car to get the child, who was in a car seat in the back seat.

Hunt took the child away from her, put the child back in the car seat, and dragged the woman into the apartment, leaving the child unsecured and unattended.

The woman dialed 911 as she struggled with Hunt to keep him from leaving with the child, and he knocked the phone away.

As Hunt tried to drive away, the woman climbed onto the trunk of the car and he sped up and stopped abruptly to try to throw her off.

At one point, he got out of the car and punched her, knocking her off the car. Hunt then dragged her away and shoved her into some bushes, where she hit her head on a wall.

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