Texas Mom Shoots Man Who Stole SUV With Kids Inside

DALLAS, Tex. — A Texas mother shot a suspected carjacker in the head after he tried to steal her SUV with her two children in the backseat.

Michelle Booker-Hicks said she was paying for gas at a Shell gas station near Interstate 35 around 10 p.m. Wednesday when the suspect climbed inside her SUV and attempted to drive away with her two sons in the backseat, according to KTVT.

“I proceeded to jump in my backseat and told the gentleman to stop… to get out the car. He would not get out of the car. He turned around and looked at me. I reached over the arm rest to get to my glove compartment and that’s when I fired at him,” she told KDFW.

Booker-Hicks shot the man in the face causing him to crash the SUV through a fence. He was arrested at the scene and will likely face kidnapping and carjacking charges.

The children were not injured.

“I’m not a killer but I do believe in defending what’s mine,” she told KTVT. “I hope that woke him up.”


  • Fredric Underhill

    Don’t mess with someone’s car in Texas. All the rest is post hoc global warming to Texas.

    They view self defense very seriously. This car carjacker is looking at about 75 years inside.

  • Leah Marie


      • straubdavid9

        I was just about to make that point as well ….. not to mention he could have gotten the gun before her. She should have had that gun on her person …… she got lucky on this one. I would take some serious gun defense training classes to clue her in on the gaping holes in her self defense methodology.

    • jimbrony

      The video says ages two and four, so one can assume they were in car seats, maybe even sleeping (it was 10 PM). So Leah, if you have or had children and if someone would follow you every minute of the day, they would find that you never left them unattended for more than 30 seconds? And Mopar, where did it say the handgun was loaded and unsecured? They said glove box, that’s all. The only problem with this story (other than Leah and Mopar demonizing the victim) is the car jacker is still alive.

      • straubdavid9

        “The only problem with this story is that the carjacker is still alive.”
        There …. fixed it for you.

      • straubdavid9

        Prolly because I thought that was all that needed to be said, because she does have culpability in this as well. What say you?

      • jimbrony

        How difficult is it to spell ‘probably’? Heck, your phone does half of it for you. Culpable for what, putting gas in her vehicle and protecting her family? Please, a SUV sitting at a gas pump isn’t an ‘attractive nuisance’ or baiting and entrapment. She gave the crook the opportunity to walk away, he chose poorly and got a face full of hot lead. End of story. If it goes to trial the jury should award her a gift certificate for a bigger gun and classes on how to completely neutralize an attacker. Stop trying to make her the bad guy.

    • Fredric Underhill

      Ms. Leah,

      How was she going to fill the tank otherwise?

      Carjacking is a mandatory 20 year lockdown. Add 15 years for attempting to kidnap the each child and her, plus more time for attempting to steal the car, he is going to wish she had finished him.

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