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Spokane mom warns to lock car doors after attempted carjacking

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

A local mother got the scare of a lifetime Monday when two teens tried to bust into her car. It happened near Rogers High School as she was stopped at a light.

Jenni Allen is nearly seven months pregnant. She also had her 19-month-old daughter in the car with her. They were on their way to a mommy group date when they were approached by the suspects. Jenni said they came out of nowhere. Luckily, she had locked her doors.

"Each one of them grabbed a handle and attempted to open my car doors as I was sitting at the light," Jenni said. "I don't know what they were going to do."

The light turned, and she was able to get away.

"After they couldn't get in the yelled a couple swear words," she said.

Jenni has no idea if they just trying to scare her or what their motive may have been. She believes they were after her purse, car, or maybe even worse.

"It scared me a lot," she said. "Not for my safety but for (my child's.) Had they gotten in, would they have thrown me out, not caring there was a kid in the car?"

Thankfully, because of Jenni's motherly instincts, she'll never know the answer to that question.

Police we contacted said it's always a good idea to make sure your doors are locked as you drive. Jenni did call police and they are investigating. 

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