A carjacker in Baytown, Texas chose the wrong vehicle to steal when he snuck into Dorothy Baker’s minivan and held a knife to the throat of one of her two sons in the backseat.
According to reports, after the 54-year old carjacker demanded that Baker drive him to her bank’s ATM so he could obtain money, Baker took swift action by punching him with her fist in the face and yelling at him to get out of the vehicle. Then she took evasive action by driving the van straight into a utility pole in the hopes that she could injure him.
“I told him he messed with the wrong witch,” Dorothy Baker told ABC of her frantic battle coursing the roads of Baytown, Texas.
“He popped up out of the backseat and said that if I didn’t want my kids to get hurt, that I would do exactly what he said,” Baker emotionally recalled.
Although she was cut in the process of wrangling the knife away from Ismael Martinez, Baker kept her cool. When the carjacker finally hopped out of the van, Baker managed to knock him over by striking him with her vehicle, keeping him immobile until she was able to dial 911 for police assistance.
Baker insists that she didn’t run over the carjacker intentionally, but police had to transport the seriously injured felon, who has a previous criminal record, to a nearby hospital for treatment. Baker’s husband and many fellow citizens praised her quick actions and Baker humbly explained she only did whatever she could to protect her boys.
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