The incident happened Monday in Miami when a thief hopped behind the woman's wheel while she was pumping gas.
While the thief drove away, he crashed into another car.
Police believe the collision likely saved the woman from serious injury.
In the video, the woman is seen retrieving her purse, but the contents spilled into the vehicle.
The woman said she chose to go for her belongings, because she said, "They were mine."
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