Mother Protects Kids from Carjacker

Man forces his way into car with a knife, but the Texas mom was ready to fight back.
1:53 | 06/16/13

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But start with a gutsy mom in texas. She was with her two young kids when she was carjacked in daylight. She was forced to drive to an atm. But she was brave. Reporter: Today a family is safe because of o mother's brave act. You don't come after people with kids. And I told him he messed with the wrong -- witch. They were shopping in texas when police say 54-year-old ismael hid in the unlocked van. He popped up out of the backseat and said if I didn't want my kids to get hurt, that i would do what he said. Martinez allegedly pulled a knife while she was driving and stop at an atm for cash. When she refused, he became violent. She's got a cut across her chest. She grabbed the knife and she bit his hand. Reporter: She refused to back down. I told him to get out of the car. Reporter: She jumped out of the van and took matters into her own hands. I didn't mean to run him over. Just trying to stop him. Reporter: Others in baytown were proud of the action one mother took to protect her kids. She was trying to protect herself and her kids. I would do the same thing. Reporter: He's expected to face charges when he was released from the hospital after he was air lifted with serious injuries after the attack. We're safe, that's all that matters. She made a lot of texans proud this morning. He messed with the wrong witch

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