Monday Crime Stories: Mom fights back, beats up man trying to carjack minivan and kids

What would you do if a man suddenly jumped up from the back of your minivan and tried to hijack your car — with your children inside? Texas mom Dorothy Baker did not hesitate to fight back when it happened to her. Baker was so fierce the man eventually fled from the vehicle, but she wasn’t finished with him. She ran over the attacker and held him until police arrived to arrest him.

Nancy Grace talks to Baker about her determination to protect her family in the face of danger. They are joined by forensics expert Joseph Scott Morgan, lawyer and psychologist Dr. Brian Russell — host of Investigation Discovery’s “Fatal Vows” series, Atlanta juvenile judge and lawyer Ashley Willcott, and Crime Stories reporter Nicole Partin.

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[Feature Photo: Dorothy Baker and Ismael Martinez/YouTube screenshot; police handout]