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Woman makes citizen's arrest, slaps handcuffs on attacker

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The handcuffs hanging from the rearview mirror came in handy for a woman on Wednesday. (Source: KOCO/CNN) The handcuffs hanging from the rearview mirror came in handy for a woman on Wednesday. (Source: KOCO/CNN)

SHAWNEE, OK (KOCO/CNN) - A woman took the law into her own hands Wednesday after a man tried to steal her car in a parking lot.

The handcuffs hanging from Toni Jones rearview mirror aren't just for decoration. They might have helped save her life.

"I'm yelling, ‘Help, help, somebody help, call the 911,’" Jones said.

Jones was attacked in the parking lot by a man she said hoped to steal her car, but she had other ideas.

"He wasn't getting my car; he wasn't getting my car. It didn't matter the cost," she said.

With the help of her sister and another shopper, Jones grabbed the man and pinned him down.

"I reached up, grabbed my handcuffs," she said. They waited for police.

"I handcuffed him, and I said, ‘You will not move,’" Jones said.

The suspect, Daniel Ray Dodson, is in jail.

Jones, the daughter of a sheriff's deputy, has a simple message for other women.

"Please, please keep your guard up. Don't let it happen to you," she said.

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