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Teen fights back against carjacker to protect his young niece

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 28, 2016) -- A family’s pit stop to get Easter treats turned violent Saturday night when a 15-year-old was held at gunpoint during a carjacking.

Bobbi didn’t want our cameras to show her face, but she wanted to tell us what happened to her family outside the Dollar General on the south side.

“To me, my son’s a little hero,” said Bobbi, whose son fought back against a carjacker.

The night before Easter, Bobbi told us her 15-year-old son and her 4-year-old granddaughter stayed in the car while she ran into the dollar store on East Thompson Road.

“I wasn’t in there three minutes before this voice started yelling inside the store,” she said.

Bobbi’s teenage son barged in the store, yelling for help claiming someone had just pointed a gun at him before stealing their car.

“(He) walked around to the driver’s side door, opened up the door, leaned in, stuck the gun at my son, cocked it back and told him to ‘Get the hell out of the car,'” Bobbi said.

The brave 15-year-old boy didn’t back down to the carjacker.

“My son was like immediately, ‘I will not get out of this car without my niece.’ The guy said, 'Get out or I’m going to shoot.’ He said, ‘I’m not getting out of this car without my niece,’ and the guy said, ‘Get her and get out of here.’”

The teen and his young niece made it safely inside the store and that's when Bobbi saw her car take off down the street.

“Walked out to the corner and there goes my car.”

The stolen car is a 2006 red, four-door Ford Fusion. When the thief took off, he stole something much more valuable than the car.

“How dare someone take his innocence and destroy what he knew as freedom in his own neighborhood,” Bobbi said.

This mom and grandma is thanking and warning this gunman.

“I’ll thank you because you didn’t shoot my son,  I’ll thank you for that, but his time is coming because karma is terrible it’ll come back and get you one way or another.”

You’re asked to call IMPD if you know anything about the thief or the stolen car.

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