The Carjackers Had a Gun, but She Fought Back—Hard

Scary incident was caught on video
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 13, 2016 12:42 PM CDT

(Newser) – An Atlanta woman's encounter with two would-be carjackers was caught on surveillance video Saturday. Jasmine Warren can be seen fighting off two armed men who tried to steal her car at a gas station, even as they hit her and one points his gun at her, 11 Alive reports. As Warren tries to pull them out of her car and struggles with them outside the car, onlookers can be seen driving by and doing nothing to help. Warren, 25, says one of the men kept saying he was going to shoot her, Fox News reports. Ultimately, they ran off.

Warren told 11 Alive Thursday that she forgives the suspects. "You've done something bad, but that doesn't make you a bad person," she says. She adds that she decided to fight back in part because "they were just as scared as I was. When I looked at that little boy’s eyes he was just as scared as me. Honestly he was fumbling. It was a lot." CrimeStoppers is offering a reward of up to $2,000 for information in the case, and if the suspects are caught, Warren, who works with troubled teens, says she wants to help them turn their lives around. (Read more carjacking stories.)

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