This Woman Stopped A Carjacking By Leaping Onto The Hood Of Her Car

A woman jumped on the roof of her car to stop a thief who was driving it away—and believe it or not, this isn’t viral marketing for Wonder Woman. CNN got the insane video:

The woman on the roof of the car, Wisconsinite Melissa Smith, admits she’s “apparently a little” crazy. 

“This is what I’m doing,” she told CNN that she thought during her car leap. “You are not leaving with my car,  I’m not dealing with this sort of crap today, and that’s just what I did.” That’s right—her superhero move came out of pure annoyance, which is perfect.

“I don’t tolerate this sort of behavior,” she explained.

The carjacker’s reaction to her, as she screamed in his face from the hood of the car? “He laughed at me,” Smith said. In a few seconds, however, she apparently spooks him, and he gets out of her car. She then opens the front door and jumps into the moving vehicle.

The thief fled away for now, but Smith has her car back. How would you handle this situation?

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This Is What Happens When You Try To Steal The Hood Ornament Off Of A Rolls Royce

It was pretty common to see cars stripped of their hood ornaments and emblems when I was growing up.  I’m not entirely sure what got the movement started, but it wasn’t uncommon to see them mounted on bicycles and made into chains around town.

Luxury cars were the typical targets, but Honda and Acura badges were also indiscriminately picked up.  It was so bad in some areas that “debadging” a car became a trend, where owners would cut and shave off emblems until the metal was flush with the rest of the car.  

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                             People are paying to have these made now                 etsy

I’ve never seen a Rolls Royce emblem on a chain or bike, and it turns out that there’s a good reason for that

The Spirit of Ecstasy, which is the obnoxious name they came up with for their emblem, is as brilliantly engineered as the rest of the vehicle.

Recognizing the problem of emblem theft over a decade ago, they’ve addressed the issue through a brilliantly overengineered mechanism that retracts the emblem when tampered with.  It can be restored once the car’s owner shows up and pops it back up from the inside.

You can see one of their top salesmen demo the feature below.

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