Jasmine Warren wasn't going to let two armed men steal her car. As she walked out of an Atlanta Exxon gas station around 10:30 p.m. Saturday, two men wearing hoodies jumped out and attempted to take he car, but Warren fought back. At one point, one of the men pointed a gun at Warren and told her that he would shoot, but she kept fighting. In the end the men fled, but Warren has a message for the two men who tried to steal her car: "I forgive them."
"They were just as scared as I was. When I looked at that little boy's eyes, he was just as scared as me," she told 11 Alive. "Honestly, he was fumbling. It was a lot."
Surveillance video of the incident shows Warren fighting off two men who punched, pushed and dragged her from her car. Warren told the news station that as soon as the incident began, she knew she wasn't going to give in.
"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 try to take my stuff from me," she said.
Warren said that in the moment she saw the gun, she wasn't sure what could've happened.
"As many times as he kept saying that he was going to do it, he didn't do it. He wouldn't do it," she said. "So I don't know if the gun was loaded, you know; you never really know."
Police are looking for both men who attempted to rob Warren, but the woman has a message of hope for both of her attackers.
"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," she told the news station. "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."
She even offered to help the two men turn their lives around.
"I understand y'all wanted to rob and take from me, but I care for you and I still would like [to] help you, whatever it takes. I just want to help you," she said. "Make it better for yourself."
Read more at 11 Alive.