PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say a man who stole a car with three young children inside at a Philadelphia pizza restaurant was fatally beaten by the father and other men.

Police say the car was parked outside the restaurant with its engine running when the man drove off around 9:15 p.m. Thursday. The children's mother was inside the restaurant, talking with the father of two of the children.

The vehicle soon got stuck in traffic, and authorities say the couple pulled the 54-year-old man out of the vehicle. The man ran off but was caught by the father and a fight ensued, with other man joining in.

The man, who was knocked unconscious. He was taken to a hospital but died there a short time later.

No charges have been filed so far. The children, who range in age from 7 months to 5 years, were not hurt.

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