Jasmine Warren, who fought off would-be carjackers in Atlanta on 7 May said she forgives the two men who attempted to steal her car outside a gas station. CCTV footage shows Warren returning to her car after paying for filling it with petrol when she was confronted by two young men in white hoodies. One pointed a handgun in her face, ordering her to hand over her keys.
The men entered Warren's vehicle at Exxon past station, 20 miles outside of Atlanta and attempted to drive off, but Warren opened the door and tried to pull out the carjacker from the driver's seat, while the other opponent tried to pull her off his partner-in-crime.
Warren managed to take hold of her keys from the ignition and run to the shop to safety, when the criminals fled the scene.
Though unsure whether the gun pointed at her was loaded, Warren says that the young perpetrator repeatedly warned her that he was "going to do it".
In a TV interview with Atlanta local NBC affiliate WXIA-TV, Warren recounts the ordeal: "This young man came up to me with a gun in my face, and in that very instant, I knew I wanted to do something about it. I wasn't going to let him take my stuff from me…
"They were just as scared as I was. When I looked at that little boy's eyes he was just as scared as me. Honestly, he was fumbling."
Addressing the men directly on-air, she forgave the two suspects: "You're wrong for trying to rob from me. It's not the end of the world for you. It doesn't mean that you can't change and make changes in your life. It's up to you and I'm willing to help you make those changes.
"It doesn't make you a bad person. You've done something bad but you can always be forgiven for it."