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TX:Baytown mom punches, runs over robber who threatened her kids
wfaa.com ^ | 15 June, 2013 | ANDREW HORANSKY

Posted on 06/16/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT by marktwain

BAYTOWN, Texas -- A Baytown mother fought back – and won – when an armed robber threatened her and her two young sons, according to police.

Dorothy Baker was just driving home from CVS with her sons, ages 5 and 2, when a man crept up from the third row of their minivan with a knife.

He demanded money.

“So I asked him how much he needed and he said $200,” Baker said. “And I told him I didn’t have that kind of cash, I had about $20 in my account, and he said I better figure out a way to get it, or my kids were going to get hurt.”

Thinking fast and acting even faster, the mother of six ignored his request at one point to make a turn.

She said he then leaped up to the front row and realized she had dialed 911 on her cell phone. Instinct took over and she was able to rip the knife out of his hand.

She said she then pushed him to the passenger seat and punched him in the face, all while they were still moving.

“And I told him to get the hell out of my car,” she said. “And he said ‘fine.’ He got out and started running and the next thing I thought was if he gets away he can do this to somebody else.”

So she pursued him.

“He kind of ‘zagged’ and I turned, intending to clip him in the side or something to get him to stop,” she said. “And I ended up running completely over him.”

Baytown police identified the man as 53-year-old Ismael Martinez. He was taken to Memorial Hermann via Life Flight, where he was listed in stable condition.

Records reveal he served time in the TDC after a 1976 rape conviction.

Many people are praising the mom, who is now covered in scratches.

Baker does not see why.

“I see myself as a mom trying to protect her kids,” she said. “That’s it.”

She believes Martinez had spotted her family earlier in the day when they were at a Kroger across the street from the CVS.

She said he was smoking a cigarette and watching them, and that she recognized him the moment she saw him in her van.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: banglist; defense; knife; mother
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Banglist forgive me, I thought you would want to see this one. H/T to yefragetuwrabrumuy.
1 posted on 06/16/2013 12:49:10 PM PDT by marktwain
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Honorary Mother Grizzly


2 posted on 06/16/2013 12:53:15 PM PDT by Hulka
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The female of the species is more deadly than the male. - Kipling.

/johnny

3 posted on 06/16/2013 12:54:29 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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“He kind of ‘zagged’ and I turned, intending to clip him in the side or something to get him to stop,” she said. “And I ended up running completely over him.”

The "Zig Zag Defence" -- love it!
4 posted on 06/16/2013 12:54:34 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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You go girl! I love happy endings.


5 posted on 06/16/2013 12:55:58 PM PDT by 23 Everest (When seconds count. The police are just 23 minutes away. 831 Bonnie)
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I would have used the minivan to tenderize him a few times more.


6 posted on 06/16/2013 12:56:07 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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DO NOT mess with a momma and her children. You will lose every time!


7 posted on 06/16/2013 12:56:53 PM PDT by Sparky21555 (The buck stops over there.)
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where he was listed in stable condition.

What a shame. Better he die a slow painful death from internal injuries.

8 posted on 06/16/2013 12:59:29 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Aim Small Miss Small)
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Watch for John Edwards/trayvon martin-type smarmy lawyer to rush to defend this guy now.

“She disarmed him, verbally assaulted him, physically assaulted him after he called off the attack, then not content on embarassing this poor ineffectual thief, chased him like a squirrel and used her vehicle as a DEADLY WEAPON and ran him over like a squished sub sandwich. All in front of her children, endangering the welfare of her own kids by exposing them to her uncontrolled outburst of rage on this poor former rapist.”


9 posted on 06/16/2013 12:59:40 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: marktwain

Though, leftists in San Francisco, Madison or NYC likely sympathize with the man in this story. That’s our country in a nutshell.


10 posted on 06/16/2013 1:01:54 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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It's Texas. That won't fly here.

/ohnny

11 posted on 06/16/2013 1:02:11 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Don’t mess with Texas


12 posted on 06/16/2013 1:02:19 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( ==> sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Never say never. You’ve got liberal enclaves in the big metro areas.


13 posted on 06/16/2013 1:04:03 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Besides if amnesty passed, you are not going to be a dark red state anymore.


14 posted on 06/16/2013 1:04:44 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Get outta my van, scumbag!


15 posted on 06/16/2013 1:05:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Guns kill people, pencils misspell words, cars drive drunk & spoons make you fat.)
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RUN FASTER ISMAEL! BU-Bump-BU-Bump


16 posted on 06/16/2013 1:05:48 PM PDT by struggle
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Aren't you just a ray of sunshine.

/johnny

17 posted on 06/16/2013 1:15:26 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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Sorry ;)

I live in Realsville.

I would think however a lot of Texans are very concerned about this occurring. Probably a little more worried because they are phyiscally there, as opposed to me. Hell I am worried about it for my state because we’re a close 50-50 a lot of times, our stupid urban areas are what kill us. Practically the entire state where I am is red, county-level, except for 3-4 where the biggest cities in the state are. Pisses me off to no end because it’s hardly representative of the state. The state is red, and a few cities are blue, that is reality, but the damn libtards suck in a lot of numbers from unions, welfare/handouts/takers, teachers, etc in these larger cities and distort what reality truly is across almost the entire state.


18 posted on 06/16/2013 1:21:18 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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Baytown police identified the man as 53-year-old Ismael Martinez.

She called him Ishmael.....…to the last I grapple with thee; from hell's heart I stab at thee; for hate's sake I spit my last breath at thee.

19 posted on 06/16/2013 1:29:31 PM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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Glad she didn't do this in Jersey. She would be sitting in a jail, for attempted manslaughter, and I kid you not.

According to the law in Jersey, if someone enters your home illegaly, you have to warn them before you use lethally force.

20 posted on 06/16/2013 1:35:20 PM PDT by mware
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