STOCKTON, Calif. — A Stockton mom successfully fought off a would-be carjacker who police said tried to take her vehicle all while she and her three children were still inside of it.
Officers responded to calls of the attempted carjacking in the 7900 block of N. El Dorado Street around 5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 8. When officers arrived, they said there were already several people holding the suspect down.
The mother told police she was sitting in the vehicle with her three children, ages 11 and 6 years old, and a 5 month old, when the suspect, 22-year-old Elijah Cervantes, opened one of the car doors and tried to climb into the driver’s seat. Fearing for their safety, the mother told police she started to fight with Cervantes and honked the horn repeatedly to get the attention of her husband and others nearby.