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Texas mom to carjacker: You 'messed with the wrong witch'

Published On: Jun 17 2013 10:06:34 AM CDT
Updated On: Jun 18 2013 04:12:28 AM CDT
Dorothy Baker mom fights off carjacker

A suspected carjacker messed with the wrong mom in Texas.

According to police, Ismael Martinez sprung up on Dorothy Parker after sneaking inside the backseat of her minivan in a Baytown drug store parking lot Friday afternoon.

He held a knife to her 5-year-old son's throat and told her to drive to the nearest ATM, police told Houston TV station KPRC.

Terrified but instinctively protective of her two children, Parker fought back, punching Martinez in the face and driving into a pole in hopes of sending him through the windshield, according to ABC News.

When that didn't work, she tried to wrestle the knife away from him while calling 911.

Baker was cut across the chest, but her aggression worked. Martinez fled the vehicle, although Baker unintentionally slammed into him with her minivan in an attempt to keep him at the scene, the Houston Chronicle reported.

"I didn't mean to run him over," she told ABC News. "I was just trying to stop him so he didn't hurt anybody else."

Martinez was airlifted to a nearby hospital with serious injuries and is expected to face felony charges.

"You don't come after people with kids," Baker told ABC News. "I told him he messed with the wrong witch."

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