A 24-year-old woman was thrown from a car on Sunday after trying to save her baby brother from carjackers in DeKalb County, police said.
Two men, one who had a gun, forced the woman from her car and took off with the 8-month-old baby still seated in the back, Channel 2 Action News reported.
The woman, who asked not to be named, said she was strapping her brother into his car seat when two men approached them at The Village at Wesley Chapel apartment complex off Pleasant Point Drive.
“This is very terrifying to watch a gun getting pointed in your face and watching your baby brother getting taken away and you can’t do nothing,” she told the news station.
The woman risked her life to try and stop the suspects.
“She jumped on the vehicle and was holding on to vehicle,” DeKalb County police spokeswoman Officer Shiera Campbell said.
“All I could think about was my brother,” she told Channel 2. “My brother is in that car. I don’t care what they do with the car, just give me my brother.”
An assistant store manager later found the child on the sidewalk of a Quik Trip convenience store off Wesley Chapel Road just before 10 p.m.
The men ditched the baby a half mile away at the convenience store, assistant store manager Alex Robles said.
“He drops off the baby on the sidewalk, runs back into his car and just speeds off,” Robles told Channel 2. “He hits a right on Rainbow and we don’t see him again.”
Police are still searching for the stolen car and the armed suspects.
Robles watched the store’s surveillance video; he said they found the baby just before 10 p.m. Sunday.
“No parents, no nobody. I was in shock,” Robles said.
Minutes later, the baby was reunited with his family.
The woman said she or anybody in the area could have been shot, including her baby brother.
Police have not released a description of the stolen car, but said one of the men was wearing a red hoodie at the time.
The store clerk said the other man was wearing a white athletic jacket, but other than that, there was nothing identifiable about the suspect.
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