Can we make Dorothy Baker of Texas a national hero or declare a day Dorothy Baker day or name a delicious sandwich after her? This amazing mom was at CVS with her two young sons when she finished shopping and got into her minivan. Suddenly some guy popped up from the backseat, climbed into the front seat and threatened Dorothy with a knife. He demanded she drive through neighborhoods and find an ATM to give him two hundred dollars and according to the Daily Mail:
As she drove along the alleged attacker Ismael Martinez, 53, climbed into the front passenger seat.
He noticed Baker had dialed 911 on her cell phone and the pair began to struggle.
Baker said she was able to wrestle the knife Martinez’s hand, but was slashed across the chest. She punched him in the face and ordered him out of her car.
The armed robber jumped from the minivan empty-handed and ran off.
Baker said she suddenly realized that if he got away he might strike again.
Because Dorothy was worried he may go after another person she tried to clip him with her car and knock him down until the police arrive, and she ended up running over him. Martinez was taken to the hospital and is in stable condition, and when Dorothy was interviewed she said “He messed with the wrong witch. “Â
I would like to think I’d be as amazingly brave and kickass as Dorothy in this situation, but I probably would have just handed over my 99 cent Wet And Wild nailpolish and pack of Fruit Stripe gum and given a carjacker all my money. I can’t even imagine how scared she was considering she had her two-year-old and five-year-old with her in the car. The fact she ran over this dude with her MINIVAN is like a mom superhero story come true. I hope some car company takes notice of this and awards her a brand new ride for her bravery, because in the link she said that sometimes her car locks acts wonky which is why she didn’t think anything was weird when her minivan was unlocked.
I love her, I love the fact she called herself a witch, and I love that her husband said:
‘She’s my hero. I’ll take her anywhere. I’ll take her anywhere twice on Sunday,’ said Charles Flugence.
‘She’s a tough one. I wouldn’t have it any other way.’
Woohoo witch moms!