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Georgia woman leaps through the window of her Mercedes to stop it being stolen at a gas station

Not MY wheels! Dramatic moment a Georgia woman leaps through the window of her Mercedes to stop it being stolen at a gas station

  • Surveillance footage captured the moment a man tried to drive off in a Mercedes at a gas station in College Park on Monday night
  • The owner of the luxury vehicle halted the robbery by jumping through the passenger side window, scaring off the brazen thief
  • The attempted theft was a ‘slider crime’ – a type of robbery in which thieves slide into unlocked vehicles at gas stations before driving off
  • Atlanta and surrounding areas of Georgia have seen a spike in ‘slider crimes’ in recent months 

Surveillance footage has captured the dramatic moment a woman fended off a brazen thief who tried to steal her Mercedes at a Georgia gas station. 

The woman, known only as Princess, was filling up her luxury vehicle at a Texaco in College Park on Monday night when the attempted robbery occurred. 

Video shows her standing at the pump, located on the passenger’s side of her gray car, before a blue vehicle arrives on the scene. 

A man can then be seen jumping out of the blue car before he tries to open the driver’s door of the Mercedes in an attempt to make off with the automobile.  

Surveillance footage has captured a woman fending off the brazen robbery of her Mercedes in College Park, Georgia on Monday night

However, Princess was quick to react, jumping through the window of her car in order to protect it. 

Her instant reaction scared off the would-be burglar, who got back into the blue vehicle and quickly drove off. 

Speaking with WSBTV, Princess revealed she was suspicious from the moment she noticed the blue vehicle arrive on the scene. 

‘As soon as I saw his door crack [open], I was already jumping in my car,’ she stated. 

The attempted theft was a ‘slider crime’ – a  type of robbery in which thieves slide into unlocked cars, usually at a gas station, in order to drive off with the vehicle or steal contents from inside.  

The woman, known only as Princess, was filling up her luxury vehicle at a Texaco in College Park on Monday night when the attempted robbery occurred

The woman, known only as Princess, was filling up her luxury vehicle at a Texaco in College Park on Monday night when the attempted robbery occurred

Princess was quick to react, jumping through the window of her car in order to protect it

 Princess was quick to react, jumping through the window of her car in order to protect it

Georgia has been gripped by a series of slider crimes in recent months – with many occurring in Atlanta.  

In January, police warned motorists to be alert and lock their car doors while pumping gas, following a ‘spike’ in slider crimes in the city. 

According to WSBTV, dozens of the crimes were occurring Atlanta every week in the second half of 2018. 

Last August, a woman was even dragged out of her own Audi at a gas station by a brazen thief who then drove off in the vehicle. 

Her instant reaction scared off the would-be burglar, who got back into the blue vehicle and quickly drove off

Her instant reaction scared off the would-be burglar, who got back into the blue vehicle and quickly drove off

The attempted robbery occurred at this Texaco in College Park, just outside of Atlanta

The attempted robbery occurred at this Texaco in College Park, just outside of Atlanta

Read more at DailyMail.co.uk


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