Carjacking! Caught on Film!

The perfect carjacking scenario:
2pm on a Summer Sunday. A deserted driveway. A car with no windows. Or ignition.

The perp makes his move on what should be an easy target–he’s older, he’s stronger, and she’s far too distracted by the car’s squeaky horn.

The perp has underestimated his victim, who puts up a valiant struggle. He suddenly reconsiders his decision to leave the Robeez at home that day.

The fight for the wheel–is the driver is losing her ground?
Who will emerge victorious?

At last, help arrives in time to avert the perp’s dangerous crime spree, a joyride on the neighbors’ lawn and some dinner-spoiling snacks.

Concerned passers-by: Are you okay? Can we get you anything–glass of water? Binky?

The good guy always wins!

Thanks to the always awesome Christina and her beautiful family for playing along–and a long overdue thanks for hosting us back in the final throes of summer. And above all, for nodding along politely with my “I’m too tired to drink” excuse when after three kids yourself, you certainly know better.

And hey – visit her new blog if you want to read about the magical adventures of a novice homeschooling New England liberal mom and her great taste in music.


40 thoughts on “Carjacking! Caught on Film!”

  1. is she insured? because after a scare like this, i would definitely look into some insurance. and maybe a lojack. that’s way too sexy a car to leave unprotected.p.s. i don’t think i’ve ever been the first commenter on anything EVER. woot!

  2. Whew! At least there weren’t any pictures of Nate whooping by ass at foosball. He put on a clinic.Cute kids by the way.

  3. Oh, the fight over the red&yellow coupe … been there, done that. What is it about that hot car? Every kids wants it! Your captions are hilarious!

  4. Is Thalia a red-head? Or is it a lighting/car color combination eye trick thing?! More compelling, why have I never noticed before?Either way, beautiful pictures of an attempted carjacking.And might I say I’m so glad that you’re feeling feisty again. I LOVE that part of pregnancy.

  5. Love it!!! May I suggest you get her in some karate classes. Not only would she save her car, but she would teach that carjacker not to mess with her.

  6. That scenario has played out in our backyard many, many times. Same make of car too. Must be a popular make and model for the toddler car jacking set.

  7. I always knew your neck of the woods was famous for carjacking. I just had no idea it started so young….

  8. Well if she wasn’t driving such a fly ride people wouldn’t be trying to jack it. Which is why my kid is saving up all her birthday money to buy a beater car.

  9. hehe That was a very cute and adorable car jacking story, something that since I am living an hour from LA is oddly rare!She is so totally cute!

  10. Dude, I totally saw this story on NY1. Can’t believe it was Thalia! Glad she’s ok. And needless to say, she’s as adorable as ever.

  11. Ummmm … that’s the cutest crime I’ve seen in a while. Who knew carjackings could be so sweet?Damn, Thalia is turning into such a lovely lady just like Mom.

  12. Aww, that’s so adorable. My kids always end up being the car jackers in this story – maybe I need to get me one of those cars so I don’t raise thugs.

  13. I don’t know WHAT it is about that make and model of auto but it really does “drive” little ones to criminal behavior 🙂 Kids always go crazy for those Little Tike cars!

  14. Would you believe – even after having it pimped out four times – our ride is still runnin’!?!?You go, girl – hang onto what ya’ got!

  15. Indeed… any experienced mom knows “too tired to drink” is always cover for something evil.. like pregnancy or a bladder infection.

  16. Yeah, I heard when it comes to most-likely-to-be-stolen cars, Cozy Coupes are the ’95 Honda Civics of the toddler set. I also wouldn’t recommend getting her a Cadillac Escalade Power Wheels anytime soon, either.

  17. Too friggin’ adorable! I think we have the same model, only lots of crayon scribbles in the interior.And I think I finally caught on – declining some drinky b/c secretly “with child”! Halloween party 4 years ago – declined drinky b/c I was the “designated driver” wink wink.

  18. I’m too tired to drink, I love that. I’ll have to remember it for next time. That’s how I was outed both times. Love the pictures.

  19. I’d say it looks more like, “Hey, baby, scoot over and let me show you how a man drives a car.” Beware of cute blonde boys in red tank tops.

  20. Nice self defense, Thalia. Nice citizen policing, neighboring children. This PSA drama in real life situation should be a lesson to us all.

  21. To answer Daddy Detective,This car is old; my neighbors gave it to us after it went through their two kids, so it is now being used/loved by child #5—you can, though, buy one new b/c Little Tykes still makes them. Just beware, it turns normally kind little children into possessive monsters! : )And much love to Mom-101 for the mention. It’s nice to have anyone read my blog that isn’t related by blood or marriage!

  22. OK. Holy weirdness. If I hadn’t had a Big Angsty post to do today, it was gonna be ‘A Carjacking, WonderBaby Style’ – because I have the exact same images on film (except indoors, and featuring WonderBaby) from today.Anyway. Sorry for the lame comment. But at least I didn’t say something like OMG ARE YOU PSYCHIC?

  23. LOL. Great pictures! Glad to hear Thalia survived her first brush with crime.

  24. I don’t think you have to worry about that little lady in the corporate world. Surely, she’ll be able to hold her own. 🙂

  25. That child has a smile that could melt rocks. And what is it with kids in those little cars? They’re so cute!Belated congratulations on your pregnancy. I’m a lame-o for not getting around to it sooner. I hope you’re feeling well!!

  26. Happy ending for such a cute gal.By the way, if someone wants to give a good home to a child who needs one? That sounds like a good idea to me. Thanks for that post.

  27. i’m just smiling and weeping at the site of those beautiful children. thanks a lot, do you have any idea how shitty i look when my eye-makeup runs? xox

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