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Wisconsin Woman Jumps on Hood of Her SUV to Prevent Theft

The suspect gave up and got into another vehicle waiting in the parking lot

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    A Milwaukee, Wisconsin, woman is having second thoughts about jumping on the hood of her car after a thief tried to steal it. Melissa Smith was pumping gas when a group of males in a dark car pulled up, and an individual hopped out of the backseat and jumped into her car and started driving. When she saw what was happening, she jumped on her hood and hung on. "It's one of those holy s--- moments," Smith said. "I probably think I'm tougher than I really am." The driver tried throwing her off the hood. "He laughed at me the entire time, so zero remorse," Smith said.

    (Published Thursday, May 25, 2017)

    A Wisconsin woman pumping gas near downtown Milwaukee stopped a thief from stealing her SUV by jumping on its hood and clinging to the windshield wipers as the man tried to drive away in her vehicle.

    Melissa Smith admits it may not have been the best thing to do, but says it was a gut decision to stop the carjacking Tuesday afternoon. Video of the attempted carjacking shows the would-be thief braking in the gas station parking lot as he tries to throw Smith off the hood.

    The suspect gave up and got into another vehicle waiting in the parking lot. Smith chased after the SUV as it rolled driverless into the street, jumped in and stopped it.