It was two o'clock in the afternoon on a sunny day when Melissa Smith pulled into a Milwaukee gas station. This isn't how most people would imagine the setting for a shocking crime, but Smith was about to be the victim of a daring robbery in broad daylight. In another twist, the thief got more than he bargained for, because as it turns out Melissa is one woman you don't want to mess with.
She had just finished filling up her white SUV when she noticed someone was sitting in her car.
In the footage from the gas station's security camera, you can see a man slip out of a black car and into the front seat of Melissa's.
Smith seemed like the perfect target, her keys were still in the ignition and she was paying more attention to her phone than her car. But in a split second, she decided she wouldn't let the crook get away.
"It's one of those holy s--- moments," she told NBC News. She told herself "this is not happening to me today" and jumped into action.
Melissa jumped onto the hood of her car, holding onto her windshield wipers for dear life and screaming at the robber.
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