Melissa Smith said when thieves tried to steal her car at the BP gas station near Milwaukee's Third Ward Tuesday, she jumped on the hood.
"I had the thought in my head do I go after my purse or do I stop my car? And the price tag of my car flashed through my head," she said.
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At first she didn't see the Cadillac pull up. The suspect crouched down and got behind the wheel of her car.
"Didn't see him til I saw him get into my car, someone was in my car. And my, oh hell, this isn't happening to me today moment," she said.
Once the suspect was behind the wheel and Smith was on the hood, the driver slammed on the brakes twice.
"He was laughing while I was on my car and he was trying to throw me off so zero remorse," Smith said.
Smith admits she didn't think about the danger of jumping on the hood until afterwards. The suspect eventually gave up, jumped out of her car and took off.