Wild ride: Woman jumps on hood of car to stop would-be car thief

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COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. — A Florida woman took matters into her own hands when someone tried to take off with her vehicle.

Carly Mcardle was leaving work when she went back inside to pick up some food.

“I didn’t turn off my car because I was just running in for five seconds,” she said.

When she returned, someone else was behind the wheel.

“I didn’t really even think, I just acted because that’s the only thing that I own and I wasn’t going to let him take it,” she explained.

Mcardle leaped onto the hood of her car.

“At one point he had me sliding sideways,” she remembers.

The suspect shifted and swerved as she held on for her life.

“I kept screaming at him to get out of the car; he kept screaming at me to get off the hood,” she explained.

The man finally gave up, stopped the car and ran away.

“As he was getting out of the car, which this is the strangest part of it, he said, ‘Call 911.’ I’m like, ‘Probably gonna do that, yeah,'” she remembers.

Police arrested Robert Jimenez Nieves, Jr., shortly after.

“It’s ridiculous! I don’t think that anybody has the right to take anyone else’s things. You work for that. It’s yours,” said Mcardle.

Source: WBBH

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