Girl fights off carjacker attempting to kidnap her and sister in Williamsburg, Virginia

Police in Virginia said a 12-year-old girl stopped a man from stealing her mom's car and abducting her and her little sister the day before Easter. 

Maddie Weiler and her 7-year-old sister Mollie were on their way to Busch Gardens in Williamsburg with their mom when they witnessed an accident and pulled over. While Weiler's mom was calling 911, Maddies says the man who caused the accident, Paul Salsman, approached their van with her and her little sister still inside. Alarm bells must have been going off immediately because maybe it's just me, but this guy looks like a stock-character kidnapper in a movie.

Paul SalsmanSalsman stuck his hand inside the car through the driver's side window, unlocked the door, climbed inside, and tried to start the car and take off.

Weiler wasn't having it. She told WTKR:

“I just went for it, like nothing passed my mind except he's a psycho and he needs to get out of the car." Then, because apparently she is a genius on top of being a world-class badass, "I put the car in drive because that's a safety feature on the van, and held it there. And I just started punching him, and screaming as loud as I could," Weiler said.

Mollie jumped out of the vehicle and watched as her older sister beat Salsman so hard her wrist was fractured. He attempted to steal two other vehicles before police arrived on the scene and he was tased (twice!), arrested, and charged with three counts of felony carjacking, felony hit and run, and driving under the influence of drugs.

No word on Weiler's plans for the future, but if she ever starts a self-defense school, I'm signing up for classes. 

Maddie Weiler
Little sister carjacking


You my sweet are a true hero! Allot of adults wouldn't have been able to handle this like a boss, you did! You have the heart of a lion, stay strong , you are going to do great things in this life!

That little girl saved her an her sisters life. Who knows what he may done to em. I'm very proud of her !!

My Gosh Sweet Girl You Have More Courage than most grown ups. Wtg! God has special plans for you. God Bless

Maddie has great courage and will grow up to be one of the champions who defend earth's people from the advance of the far-left whose desire is to corral us and suck our blood


Why do so many people have to make everything political? This is about a brave young lady that fought off a carjacker to save her and her younger sister from what could have led to something worse and very serious. Very brave girl. 

***Way to go Maddy! You were so courageous! I am so glad that you are all safe!***

Baaaahahahahahaha! You must be one of those who makes everything political. It isn't.

Maddie you are my hero!! You don't have to be some big man, the size of a persons heart can surely give them the upper hand! I have seen it many times while working in a male prison. Some of us women have more heart than most people would believe when it counts. Never let anyone tell you that you can't do something. As long as you aren't hurting anyone- that doesn't deserve it, follow all of your dreams and desires!!


It's hard to read such things. You always wonder why they don't teach anyone.

We wish for justice.Sincerely, The Legal Files team

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