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7-year-old twin boys fight off carjacker with toy snake

- The Washington Times - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Seven-year-old twin boys are being credited with fighting off a carjacker, who took off with them in their family's vehicle as it was sitting in their San Antonio driveway.

Lucia Lozada had strapped her three children in the car and was standing only a few feet away when a man whom she recognized got into the car and took off.

"Lucia saw the man before he took the car," Herminia Segovia, the children's grandmother, told ABC News. "She recognized him from around the neighborhood and even waved to him. Before she could do anything he jumped into the car and drove away."

That's when the 7-year-old twins began attacking the man with anything they could find.

"One of the boys was punching the man in the face; the other was hitting him with a rubber snake," said Sgt. Javier Salazar of the San Antonio Police Department.

About 10 miles from the home, the carjacker pulled over and dropped off the boys with their 1-year-old brother.

"The boys told me that the man just wanted the car," Miss Segovia told ABC. "He even shook their hands before dropping them off, and let them keep their tablet."

The thief is still at large, but police said they are "cautiously optimistic" that they will find him because he's known to people in the neighborhood.

"The parents were just so relieved," said Mr. Salazar. "They were thanking us for getting their children back so quickly, but we are of course crediting the twins who are as cute and as brave as can be."

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