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Mom Runs Over Man Who Threatens Her Kids

Don’t mess with Texas moms. That, at least, is the lesson learned from Dorothy Baker of Baytown, Texas, who reportedly defended her kids from a knife-wielding assailant…then, for good measure, ran her van over him.

Baker had just shopped at CVS and was returning to her minivan with her 5 and 2 year old sons. Only Baker had left the car unlocked, and Ismael Martiniez, 54, had slipped inside and was waiting for them. Martiniez allegedly “popped up out of the backseat and said that if I didn’t want my kids to get hurt, that I would do exactly what he said,” Baker told ABC News.

Martinez brandished a knife on Baker while she was driving and ordered that she stop at an ATM and get him some money. She refused. Martinez then reportedly became violent, slashing her chest. Baker was still undeterred. She even managed to dial 911 during their fight with the hopes that the dispatcher would hear what was going on and get help. “I took my fist and I hit him in the face, and I told him to get out of my car,” Baker said.

Eventually Martinez gave up and jumped out of the van. But Baker wasn’t done with him yet. To make sure he never did this to any other family, she ran her car into him. “I didn’t mean to run him over,” she said. “I was just trying to stop him so he didn’t hurt anybody else.”

Martiniez was hospitalized for serious injuries and will likely face felony charges. Meanwhile Baker is being celebrated for her bravery.

“You don’t come after people with kids,” Baker said. “I told him he messed with the wrong witch.”

Photo via ABC News

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