SHAWNEE, OK (KOCO/CNN) – An Oklahoma woman took the law into her own hands after a man tried to steal her car in a Shawnee, OK parking lot.
The handcuffs hanging form Toni Jones rear-view mirror aren’t just for decoration, they might have also helped save her life.
"I'm yelling, 'help, help, somebody help, call 911,'" Jones said.
Jones was attacked in a parking lot by a man hoping to steal her car. But Jones had other ideas.
"He wasn't getting my car,” Jones said. “He wasn't getting my car, it didn't matter the cost."
With the help of her sister and another shopper, Jones grabbed the man and pinned him down.
"I reached up, grabbed my handcuffs."
Then they waited for police.
"I handcuffed him and I said, 'you will not move.'"
Now the suspect, Daniel Ray Dodson, sits in jail.
Jones, the daughter of a sheriff’s deputy, has a simple message for other women.
"Please, please keep your guard up,” Jones said. “Don't let it happen to you."
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