The story of an attempted carjacking in Milwaukee provides us one of those “what would I do?” opportunities that the news cycle occasionally provides.
Melissa Smith stopped at a gas station to fill up when a man tried to steal it.
She was having none of it.
There’s a fair amount of instinct here, of course, because a car isn’t worth what can happen to a person in a situation like this.
“This is not happening to me today,” she told WTMJ about her thought process.
Tip: When filling up your car, take your keys with you.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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