Watch: Woman Fights Off Armed Carjackers at Gas Station
A woman in Atlanta fought off two armed teens who tried to carjack her at gunpoint outside of a gas station.
The two teens were carrying guns when they approached 25-year-old Jasmine Warren outside of an Exxon gas station on Hamilton Holmes and I-20 at 10:30 p.m. on May 7.
They were hiding behind the gas pumps.
Surveillance video shows Warren refusing to let the carjackers leave with her car. As a result, they punched, pushed, and dragged her.
“This young man came up to me with a gun in my face, and in that very instant, I knew I wanted to do something about it. I wasn’t going to let him try to take my stuff from me,” she told 11Alive’s Duffie Dixon.
Though Warren admitted that she was scared, she said she wasn’t the only one.
“They were just as scared as I was. When I looked at that little boy’s eyes he was just as scared as me,” she said. “Honestly he was fumbling. It was a lot.”
One of the men who initially approached her with a gun, kept telling her he was going to shoot her.
“As many times as he kept saying that he was going to do it, he didn’t do it. He wouldn’t do it,” she said. “So I don’t know if the gun was loaded, you know you never really know.”
Police are currently searching for the two suspects. But in the meantime, Warren says she forgives them.
“You’re wrong for trying to rob from me. It’s not the end of the world for you. It doesn’t mean that you can’t change and make changes in your life,” she said. “It’s up to you and I’m willing to help you make those changes. It doesn’t make you a bad person. You’ve done something bad but you can always be forgiven for it.
“I understand ya’ll wanted to rob and take from me, but I care for you and I still would like the help you whatever it takes. I just want to help you,” she said. “Make it better for yourself.”
Anyone who can identify the two teens are asked to call CrimeStoppers — 404-577-TIPS (8477). They will be rewarded with $2,000, police said.