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N.C. police investigate man riding on moving car

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Police in North Carolina are investigating reports of a person riding on the trunk of a car.

Brenda Cruz and her son Samuel couldn't believe what they saw on that North Carolina interstate.

"All of a sudden the kids say, 'there's someone on top of the car on the trunk,' and I'm like, 'what?' I said, 'let me get my phone,' and started recording," said Cruz.

She said other drivers were slowing down, too, watching anxiously to see what would happen to the man on the back of the fast-moving sedan.

"It was really weird. I thought it was a dummy at first," said Samuel Cruz.

Authorities received several calls about the situation.

"He was just going like this on the back of the car, laying back on the car and we're like, 'that's like 50 miles per hour,'" Brenda Cruz said.

Troopers said by the time they arrived, the car was gone, and they didn't have much to go on.

The Cruz family said they saw the man break the back windshield and climb inside.

"Whenever he lifted his hand to smash the glass open, it looked like it was something sharp," Samuel said.

A woman driving reportedly had a child in a car seat inside.

Police said they thought the two people knew each other, but are still working to track them down.

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