Badass Mom Is Having None Of Would-Be Carjacker’s Attempt To Steal Her SUV In Viral Video ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Tihisha Jones is a 49-year-old single mother who lives in the South Bronx and suffers from a heart condition. Her condition sometimes makes it difficult to get around, so she purchased a 2005 Honda Pilot.

Yesterday morning, she auto-started the SUV so it could warm up before she took her five-year-old son to work. When she got outside, she saw a stranger sitting in the driverโ€™s seat of her car.

The stranger was 19-year-old Bernado Santiago, and he was attempting to steal the car she had worked so hard to purchase. Jones opened the passenger door but Santiago shut it on her. Jones proceeded to go to the driverโ€™s side and yank Santiago out of the vehicle.

A neighbor heard the commotion and caught the incident on video.

As seen in the footage, at one point Santiago tried to wriggle out of Jonesโ€™s clutches. Jones grabbed his shirt, but he tried to slip out of his shirt to get free. At this point, Jones fully tackled Santiago and held him until the police arrived.

When speaking toย ABC News, Jones said:

“I had to take matters into my own hands because I work, I saved to get that car myself.”

This was not Jones’s first issue with her vehicle. Two weeks ago, her rear spoiler was stolen, and last week a window was broken.

The internet is amazed by Jones’s bravery and commitment to getting justice.

Santiago claimed he thought the vehicle was an Uber he ordered. He has been charged with attempted grand larceny, petty larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property.