A teenager was hospitalized after trying to carjack a grandmother protected by her Washington, D.C., neighborhood.
The woman declined to go on camera, but she's known as "Grandma" by her neighbors, who came to her rescue when a 15-year-old boy allegedly tried to carjack her with a gun.
“Next thing I know, he walked up talking about, 'Give me your keys, I got a gun,'" she recalled to WJLA-TV. "I said, 'Baby, you better shoot me, because you’re not taking my car. You're not taking this today, and I mean that!'"
The woman was on her way to receive chemotherapy when the incident unfolded in the 22nd Street Southeast neighborhood last Friday.
She said he got physical with her, but she fought back.
"He pushed me to the door, and I got up and I grabbed him and was hitting his ass and hitting him and fighting him, and I said, 'You not going to take my car, young'n,'" she added.
She said she called for help and neighbors came out to help her.
"They all came out to help me," she said.
The woman said the alleged carjacker ran across the street, but several neighbors chased after him.
"They caught him and I said, 'Oh, you going to jail today. You definitely going to jail, yes you are,'" she said.
WJLA reported that she showed the scar she received from the boy grabbing her keys. A police report said the teenager left the scene in an ambulance.
Although the teenager reportedly claimed to have a gun, the grandmother said she didn't think he had a gun. Fox News reported that police recovered a fake gun at the scene.
She said he was lucky that he survived after neighbors got ahold of him.
"And they said it’s a wonder he wasn’t dead," she said. "On 22nd Street? He must didn’t know where he was."
Here's part of the interview with "Grandma":
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