According to WISN, Melissa Smith was gassing up her white Subaru Outback at a BP station near Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward on the afternoon of May 24. As she stood there pumping gas and minding her own business, a black Cadillac swung slowly around the front of the Subie and came to a stop just off the front left corner. As Smith turned her back to hang up the pump nozzle, a dude bailed out of the Caddy, crouched down, and snuck into the Outback’s driver’s seat.
“I didn’t see him till I saw him get into my car. Or someone was in my car, and had my, ‘Oh, hell this isn’t happening to me today’ moment,” Smith told WISN.
As soon as she saw the thief in her car, Smith ran around the front then leaped on to the hood. She started yelling and pounding on the windshield as the thief tried to pull away from the pump, but he refused to stop. He tried a couple quick stops in an attempt to shake her off, but to no avail.
“He looked at me, and he laughed at me, which really irritated me,” Smith said. “He was laughing while I was on my car, and he was trying to throw me off, so zero remorse.”
Smith clung to the Subaru, shouting and pounding until the thief gave up. He abandoned ship, jumped back into the Caddy, and the group of thieves sped away. Unfortunately, when the thief bailed he left the Subie in gear with Smith still holding on for dear life.
“Then I had to chase my car into the street and stop it before it hit somebody else,” Smith said.
Thankfully, Smith was unharmed in the incident, but the crooks got her purse, phone, wallet, and sunglasses. Milwaukee police are still looking for the suspects, who they say stole the black Caddy before trying to steal Smith’s Subaru.