Dorothy Baker, wife and mother of two toddler sons, fended off a would be carjacker and protected her sons during a hand to hand fight. Mother and children OK, carjacking suspect, Ismael Martinez was run over by Dorothy and has since been hospitalized.
The terrifying situation began as Ms Baker returned to her minivan, from a local pharmacy in Baytown, TX, where she was surprised by Ismael Martinez, who had been hiding in her back seat. Allegedly holding a knife to the throat of Ms Baker’s fiver yr old son, Martinez demands to be driven to an ATM . The quick thinking mom decides to fight back and, according to Baker, “I took my fist and I hit him in the face, and I told him to get out of my car,” Baker then decided to intentionally drive her car into a pole with the goal of sending Martinez crashing through her windshield or at least causing him injury. As this didn’t give Baker the result she wanted, she finds herself engaged in a physical confrontation with Martinez all while managing to call 911.
As Baker’s husband, Charles Flugence – who was not present during the incident – discusses his wife’s ordeal with their local news, “She’s got a cut across her chest, and she grabbed the knife and he bit her hand.”
After attacking Baker and without causing harm to the children, Martinez manages to flee the vehicle, but once out of the car, he is “unintentionally” run over by Baker. The misty-eyed mom explains “I didn’t mean to run him over, I was just trying to stop him so he didn’t hurt anybody else.” Baker’s vehicle kept Martinez immobilized until cops arrived, he was then airlifted to a Houston hospital with serious injuries. Martinez is expected to face felony charges and has a previous record which includes both rape and burglary convictions.
Baker’s proud husband has nothing but praise for her courageous actions “She’s my hero…She’s the tough one. I wouldn’t have it any other way.”