In hindsight, storming out into the street alone during the early hours to confront young vandals was not the most sensible thing Nina Stevens has ever done.
But after months of repeated and mindless night-time attacks on her car, the 37-year- old had reached the end of her tether.
Wearing only her pyjamas, she bravely confronted the two astonished 'hoodies', grabbed them by their collars and frogmarched them back to her house in Wellington, Somerset.
She said: 'We'd had our car damaged five times in the last six months. I got really upset about it.
'My wing mirror had been left hanging on with tape because I couldn't afford to keep getting it repaired at £250 each time.
'We had guests staying and I suddenly woke up and realised the vandals were destroying their car as well as mine.
'I legged it out of the back door. It wasn't until I got to the car park that I realised it could be dangerous, but by that point I didn't care. My adrenalin was pumping.
'I was really worked up and I just wanted to catch them.
'I wasn't going to put up with it any longer.'
Miss Stevens confronted the pair before grabbing them by their collars and dragging them inside.
She said: 'I ran up to them and asked them what they were doing and 'I think you'd better come with me'.
'They seemed surprised, so I grabbed them by the collar and took them back to my house.
'One of them kept tugging and trying to pull forward, but I had a firm grip and I wasn't letting go. I'm a parent and I acted like a parent.
'We need to get the message across that we are not standing for this sort of behaviour.'