An epic video is going viral this week showing a no-nonsense mother completely take down a punk who tries to steal her car in New York City.
Tihisha Jones, 49, was getting ready to drive her son to school in the Melrose section of The Bronx when she noticed the criminal in the driver’s seat of her vehicle. She was just about to enter the car herself when she discovered the man in the driver’s seat playing with the ignition to try and start the car.
The mother did not hesitate to leap to action.
He’s lucky I didn’t him,” Tihisha said. “That’s the thing. He’s lucky I didn’t him.
She first opened the passenger door to confront the suspect, since identified as Bernado Santiago, 19, but he responded by closing the door on her. Undeterred, Tihisha ran back over to the driver’s side and proceeded to pull the man out of her car before throwing him on the ground. She then held him there while waiting for police to arrive.
“I came to the side to get him out this way, but I couldn’t get him out this way — he pulled the door to close it on me,” she recounted. “I jumped across the car, open this door and I pull him out and then after that, I couldn’t tell you what happened. I just had to do what I had to do.