Go Fund Me Campaign to Benefit Auto Repair Shop Owner Hurt Preventing Crime

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Sept. 5, 2017—When a random person climbed into the 2006 Dodge Dakota and started to drive away, Tim Rodifer didn't hesitate—he ran right at the carjacker.

Seconds later, Rodifer, owner of Mr. Transmission in Johnson City, Tenn., jumped in the car window to try and stop the thief, as Daily Mail reported. The driver then took off with Rodifer still hanging from the vehicle.

Rodifer has had many medical bills now attached to this injury and has not been able to return to work. Personal medical insurance is not paying for the bills since it happened at work and it doesn't qualify for workman's comp. To help out, Rissy Sutherland, co-founder of Honest-1 Auto Care and Ratchet+Wrench columnist, started a Go Fund Me campaign for Rodifer.

"From one brave act, Tim is facing long recovery and high medical bills," she wrote. "Please consider showing him your support and love by helping to pay these bills at this time."

The medical bills from just this injury will be at least $30,000.


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