VIDEO: Mom Yanks Car Thief Out Of Her Vehicle, Whoops Him Down Until Cops Arrive

Tihisha Jones grabbed Bernado Santiago out of her SUV and threw him to the ground on Tuesday morning.

Bronx, NY – A 49-year-old mother yanked a would-be vehicle thief out of her SUV on Tuesday morning, then wrestled him to the ground and held him down until police arrived (video below).

The altercation began at approximately 7:30 a.m., after Tihisha Jones auto-started her 2005 Honda Pilot in preparation to take her son to school, WABC reported.

When she walked outside her Brook Avenue apartment, she realized there was a man sitting in the driver’s seat of her running vehicle.

The suspect, later identified as Bernado Santiago, was tying to get the vehicle to move, but the rightful owner of the SUV was still in possession of the key.

Jones, who suffers from congestive heart failure, said she couldn’t risk losing the vehicle her family depends on.

“So, I had to take matters into my own hands because I worked [and] saved to get that car myself,” she told WABC.

Jones opened the passenger door to confront the would-be vehicle thief, but he closed it in her face.

Undeterred, the single mother marched around to the driver’s side of her SUV, opened the door, and grabbed onto 19-year-old Santiago.

She then threw him to the ground, and pinned him down while she called police.

A neighbor heard the commotion and began recording the scene on the street below.

“Dude tried to steal her car,” a woman said in the video. “She caught him, pulled that n----a out the vehicle, and beat his -ss.”

Santiago briefly attempted to get away from Jones, but she firmly grabbed onto his shirt and pulled it up over his head, then sat on him, the video showed.

“I’d just had enough. It’s time to fight back,” Jones told WABC. “I don’t think this is fair that people work hard for their things, for somebody just to take your things away.”

When police arrived at the scene, Santiago unsuccessfully tried to convince them that Jones’ SUV was his Uber.

He appeared to be intoxicated, police said.

Santiago has been charged with petit larceny, attempted grand larceny, and criminal possession of stolen property.

You can watch footage of Jones’ encounter with the attempted car thief in the video below:

Comments (24)
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ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

I think this perp might have actually been relieved to be turned over to the police officers - just so that he could get away from the angry mama beat-down!

JBo
JBo

You go girl!

SoberProgressive
SoberProgressive

Love it. There be some hurting and Justice going on!

angeleyes
angeleyes

you know the police are offering her a job and laughing their asses off, gotta love the bronx.

Bdewolf
Bdewolf

Good job lady. Never stand to be a victim. I applaud you

Secesh1861
Secesh1861

I am surprised that there isn’t a riot protest now because the white police officers didn’t offer the American African a coat because it’s cold outside.

Bigg59
Bigg59

Got what he needed and the police did not have to give it to him way to go sweetheart

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Way to go lady!! But keep in mind it works both ways!! He's still a POS criminal whether it's you or the police!! Everybody is cheering you but then want to demonize police who do the exact same thing but have a uniform on. Stop siding with the vermin!!!

NomonK
NomonK

I love the lady that took the video as well. LOOK AT THIS Ni---A! Great job of catching this STUPID Car thief.

BlueProtects
BlueProtects

Remember know that the Democratic Party insist on letting those criminals cross our boarder wanting open boarders without Vetting. Do you still think the Democratic Party is really looking out for you or do you agree that it's really just to get votes. There not concerned about Black Communities problems. They prefer to put out $1.3 billion a year to take care of the illegals needs and still inviting more to enter. Part of the $1.3 billion a year would go a long way helping to raise the conditions of the Black Communities and programs to help get the Blacks to elevate themselves to move forward out of the Ghetto life.

Oldlefty56
Oldlefty56

Victim is fortunate criminal didn’t have a weapon! “Brave act” because it turned out like it did. But it would of been called “stupidity” if she would have gotten stabbed, shot, run over, etc. COUNT THE COST PEOPLE! I know we all like seeing this type of outcome, but...... Better to have given up your car and save your life.

DR226
DR226

Great job Mama, glad he wasn't armed or that your heart didn't fail. Love the commentary and video.

BlueLM101
BlueLM101

"Welcome to the F****** Bronx!"

AWESOME!!!

THEDUKE
THEDUKE

this is what passes as entertainment in the Bronx...A blow by blow description then video broadcast..... . better than Jerry Springer to these lowlifes. I used to travel into the Bronx to visit my Grandmother in the 60's and repeatedly see that little has changed...same disgusting players and behaviors. The one thing that stood out as a memory of mine when just 7 or so was that " what kind of people urinate in the halls of their own apartment complexes? As an adult ..now I know ...

VanMan
VanMan

Why are you talking like that? Not very mature....

Det_John_Kimble
Det_John_Kimble

Queen Sugar looks only half black, is that enough to use the N word without being chastised?