A police report details the harrowing encounter between a Canfield man and the suspect accused of stealing his car from a gas station in Struthers.

According to the Struthers police report, the 59-year-old victim left his Dodge Avenger running as he began to walk inside the Sami Quick Stop at the corner of Youngstown-Poland Road and Midlothian Boulevard Thursday morning.

The owner of the car turned around just in time to try to stop a man who had jumped into the driver’s seat.

As the car drove away, the owner got caught under the door and was dragged a few feet.

After nearly running into a gas pump, the Dodge sped away, leaving the owner behind with scrapes on his legs.

Learning that the car had pulled into a garage less than a mile away on Sheridan Road in Youngstown, an officer says he fired a Taser at the suspected thief as he ran into the home at the address.

Police say they surrounded the home after the suspect, identified as 45-year-old Matthew Mccracken, barricaded the door and refused to come out.

Officers say they forced their way into the home and arrested McCracken. 

According to the police report, McCracken was taken to a hospital because he had ingested the tranquilizer Xanax.

Early Friday, McCracken was booked into the county jail on charges of aggravated robbery and felonious assault.

EMTs from the Struthers Fire Department treated the owner of the car for injuries to his legs, but he refused to go to a hospital.

A manager of the BP across from the Sami Quick Stop told police he had seen a man fitting McCracken’s description looking into cars before the theft.

McCracken is expected to be arraigned in Struthers Municipal Court on Friday.