Wisconsin Woman Fights off Car Thieves by Jumping on Hood

A Wisconsin woman fought off car thieves by jumping on the hood of her car during the attempted theft.

Melissa Smith was at a gas station near the Third Ward when a group of black males in a dark car pulled up and blocked her in. A black male jumped from the backseat and into her car and started to drive off.

Without hesitation, Melissa Smith jumped onto her hood.

“It’s one of those holy s**t moments,” Smith told TODAY’S TMJ4. “I probably think I’m tougher than I really am,” Smith said.

“I got out of my car to take the pump out and grab my receipt and turned around and realized somebody’s in my car.”

“Jumped on the top and held on for dear life,” she said.

“He laughed at me the entire time, so zero remorse,” Smith said.

Smith screamed at the top of her lungs, which prompted the suspect to get out of her car. The suspect got out, but the car wasn’t in park.

“Then I had to chase my car into the street and stop it before it hit somebody else,” Smith said.

Police are still looking for the suspects. Smith was told the car they were in was stolen.

“The police said mostly women run in the other direction and go ask for help and don’t hop on top of their car … They told me it was not the smartest,” Smith said.

Looking back, the 27-year-old wouldn’t have been on her phone or left her keys in the car. She surprised even herself.

“I can’t believe that I reacted like that.”

Smith said the suspect stole her purse, wallet, iPhone and sunglasses.

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