June 19, 2013
Texas Mom, Carjacker Face Off: 'You Got The Wrong Witch'

A Texas mom's carjacker got an unpleasant surprise when he selected the mama bear as a mark, and while Sunday was Father's Day, this mother was hailed as a hero after her heroic Friday bid to fight off the man threatening her two small kids.

Dorothy Baker is the mom, and a carjacker armed with a knife snuck into her vehicle Friday while she and her 2-year-old and 5-year-old boys shopped at a CVS in Baytown.

But the mom carjacker Ismael Martinez chose to attack was not about to take the situation lying down -- and she explains how a scary surprise didn't staunch her impulse to protect her boys.

Not only did Baker successfully fight off the knife-wielding carjacker hidden in her van, she also then hit him with the car in order to "stop him so he didn't hurt anybody else." Bad. Ass.

ABC quotes Baker after the mom's carjacker ordeal, and the redhead explains that after she and the kids got back in the van, Martinez "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."

His first big mistake, apparently. Did she attempt to placate the carjacker, do as he said, or go along with it while she considered how to get out alive?

Nah. Baker says:

"I took my fist and I hit him in the face, and I told him to get out of my car."

The pair sparred, and Baker was both slashed with the knife and bitten, an ordeal that must have not only been frightening for the mom fighting the carjacker, but for the small boys watching.

The mom carjacker victim then got an idea, and she says:

"I thought, 'If you swerve and hit the pole, he's not wearing a seatbelt, he'll go through the windshield or at least hit his head, and you can stop him. You can do something to make sure that he doesn't hurt your kids.' That's all I was thinking of really, was just to get him away from my kids."

Baker then drove the car into a telephone pole on purpose, causing Martinez to flee -- at which time she ran him down. Oops:

"I didn't mean to run him over ... I was just trying to stop him so he didn't hurt anybody else."

The mom's carjacker experience did have a happy ending, and Baker explains that she "told him he messed with the wrong witch."