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Father and son help man pinned by car

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Gabriel and Ray Suchta Gabriel and Ray Suchta
Michael Garcia Michael Garcia

A man was pinned between a car and a building -- and he may not have survived if a father and son didn't rush in to help.

They jumped into action as the man behind the wheel tried to run from the police.

The bad guy is in the 4th Avenue Jail thanks in part to two "good ole boys" who proved they are good Samaritans too.

About 11 p.m. Monday, they rescued the victim who was pinned by the robber who was fleeing the scene of a crime.

It's right on their shirts -- Good Old Boys -- father Ray and his son Gabriel own Good Ole Boys Collision Center in Glendale.

They fix cars damaged in accidents.  Crime fighting or rescuing citizens is not in their background, but on Monday while giving an estimate in a parking lot near 36th Avenue and Bethany Home Road, the Good Ole Boys ran into one bad guy.

Phoenix Police say 23-year-old Michael Garcia was breaking into cars in the back parking lot of a doctor's office when two employees came out and caught him. 

Police say Garcia rammed his black sport utility vehicle into the side entrance, pinning one of the employees to a wall.

"I heard the gentleman screaming, get off me.. he's on my leg."

Gabriel Suchta and his father in an adjacent parking lot jumped the wall and ran to help free the pinned man.

"So I jumped on the hood and started pushing, hoping I could get a couple of inches to get his leg free and we managed to do that," said Gabriel.

Police say Garcia took off running, both men pursued him for awhile, but it was officers who caught Garcia later hiding in a nearby neighborhood.

As for the Good Ole Boys, they say it was instinct to jump in and help.

"Everybody kept saying what if he had a gun, but that was the last thought on the mind.. we never thought about if there was a gun or if we would be hurt.. someone was hurt and we jumped in. that's the only thing to do at the time," said Ray Suchta.

Garcia is facing  counts of burglary, aggravated assault, and possession of burglary tools.

As for the man who was pinned, the women's center isn't commenting on what happened to their employee, so we don't know his condition.

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