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Texas mom shoots would-be carjacker/kidnapper in the head

As the bumper sticker says, “Don’t Mess With Texas”. Besides having an express lane to the Pentobarbital Ride at HuntsvilleLand State Penitentiary, the average Texan is fairly well armed.

Twenty-two time loser Ricky Wright, 36, had to find out the hard way.

As it turns out, Michelle Booker-Hicks of Dallas must have had her Mamma Bear instincts kick-in when she witnessed Wright attempting to steal her SUV.

Did I mention that her 2 and 4-year-old toddlers were in the back seat?

It was then that Booker-Hicks somehow managed to get into the vehicle’s backseat, assumedly while still moving. Amazingly enough, from the backseat she reached into the glove compartment to snag her pistol.

At that moment in time, Wright found out what it was like to be shot in the head.

As reported by CBSDFW Channel 11 (of Dallas-Fort Worth);

The mother, who does not want to be identified, left her children in the SUV while she ran inside the convenience store. Before she returned a man jumped into her vehicle and tried to drive away, but the woman saw what was happening and jumped in the back seat.

The woman told CBS 11 News she tried to get the man, later identified as Rickey Wright, to stop but he refused. At that point she was able to open her glove box, pull out a gun, and shoot Wright in the head.

“I should have just have emptied the whole clip but I didn’t. I didn’t. I just wanted to give him a warning shot that was it,” she said. “I’m not a killer or anything like that, but I do believe in defending what’s mine.”

The mother said she had just put the gun in the SUV hours before after her husband helped her with reloading. “I told him that I needed some bullets for my gun and he told me that he was going to go get it.”

Wright crashed into a light pole and was later taken to a local hospital. Thursday morning he was said to be in serious but stable condition. As he recovers the mother wanted to tell Wright something. “I wish I would’ve killed you, if I didn’t already,” she said.

Wright has been charged with two counts of Unlawful Restraint and Unauthorized Use of Motor Vehicle. Court records show he has been arrested more than 20 times on a variety of charges — including unauthorized use of a vehicle, possession of marijuana, evading arrest, assault and theft.