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Driver speeding down sidewalk sends pedestrians scattering

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NEW YORK (AP) -- Authorities say a driver trying to make a getaway sped down a busy New York City sidewalk, hitting a 9-year-old boy.

Video shows Brooklyn shopkeepers running after the car and throwing trash cans, trying to stop the driver, as pedestrians flee. The child's injuries were not serious.

WABC says it started around 4 p.m. Thursday when two men went into several stores trying to use a $20 bill that appeared to be counterfeit.

A pharmacy worker called police. The suspects tried to drive away but were blocked by rush-hour traffic. That's when they went onto the sidewalk.

One person is in police custody and a second was being sought.

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