Don’t mess with Mom! Woman fights off carjackers in Florida

HIALEAH, Fla. (NBC News)–A mother chased off three suspects at a Florida gas station as they attempted to steal her car–with her kids still inside.

Police say two of the suspects appeared in court Tuesday.

The incident was caught on surveillance video around 10:20 p.m. Monday at a Tom Thumb gas station.

The trio can be seen approaching an SUV first. Detectives said a woman was in the vehicle after pumping gas when the suspects ran up to her car, brandishing firearms and wearing ski masks. They began hitting the her SUV and demanded her vehicle. The woman locked the doors and drove sped away.

The second victim was able to fight off the suspects, according to detectives. She is seen on camera

The trio eventually fled the gas station, but then led police on a pursuit that came to a crashing end. All three suspects were taken into custody without incident.

The third suspect also remains in jail. It’s unclear whether the suspects have hired attorneys. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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