(CBS) — A Chicago mother stood up to a would-be carjacker Thursday because her children were in her vehicle.
The confrontation was caught on camera at a North Side gas station, CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports.READ MORE: Oak Park Condo Owners Say Repair Work Has Gone Nowhere After More Than A Year And A Half, Despite Hefty Fees To Contractor
The woman says protecting her son and daughter was the only thing on her mind when a man, dressed in black, approached her from behind at the Lincoln Square gas station at Damen and Eastwood.
“He was like, ‘Give me your keys,’” the woman says.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Low 20s Monday Night; Arctic Cold Front Coming Wednesday Morning
The security camera at the gas station captured the mid-afternoon encounter. Prior to the confrontation, the suspect seems to case her parked car before demanding her keys.
The victim, who did not want to be identified, flatly refused to give her vehicle over to the man, explaining her children were inside. She says she then got in her car and drove off.MORE NEWS: View Live Radar
The suspect stood still at first and then slowly walked away.