When faced with certain circumstances, some people can’t help but act based on their instincts. In this instance, instincts just happened to save the day for one Florida mother and her kids. Angie Padron was at a Tom Thumb service station getting gas in Hialeah, Florida, as she has done a thousand times before. However, this particular day something happened that Angie would have never predicted.
Out of nowhere, an armed man jumped into the driver’s seat of her vehicle while another was banging on the passenger side window. She frantically yelled at the carjackers, but they continued to get into the car. All the while, Angie’s kids were in the car watching everything unfold.
Thinking of her children, Angie ran to the driver’s side of the car and jumped into the car after the carjacker. She was able to get him out of the seat and after removing his mask, the carjackers aborted their mission as they left in a getaway car. Angie stated she wasn’t thinking about guns or what they could have done to her.
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Her first thought was to protect her kids, and thankfully things ended well. Her seven-year-old son, Evan, said, “My mom was yelling at him, saying, ‘Get out of the car, get out of the car, get out of the car, right now!'” Security cameras got footage of the suspects, which gave the police enough information to catch the two men and their getaway driver, about a mile down the road.
“I was yelling at him, ‘My kids are in the car. Don’t get in the car.’ … And he got in anyway,” Padron said.
The two kids have one brave mother, who wasn’t about to let anything happen to her children. It goes to show you don’t want to get between a mom and her kids! Thankfully in this situation the suspects were caught and nobody was harmed.
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