Within minutes of parking in front of her Stainback Avenue home, Hilary Beamon was forced out of her car at gunpoint in the middle of the afternoon.
"It was pouring down rain, so I sat there for a minute because I wanted it to calm down a bit," Beamon said. "That's when I saw this white speed past me."
Beamon said she made eye contact with the driver of that car, who turned around and parked his car two spaces ahead of her.
"I see the passenger get out and start running towards me," Beamon said. "I didn’t think anything of it. Maybe it was just someone delivering food and they were running because it was raining."
But that man stopped at her car, yanked open her passenger side door, and waved a gun in her face.
"He even cocked it back and said get out of your car," Beamon said.
The man drove off with Beamon's silver 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander, which had her purse, schoolbag, credit cards, and laptop inside.
"I didn’t want to run automatically because I didn’t want them to see where my house was," she said. "So I took a second and then ran to my house."
A roommate heard Beamon pounding on the door. She called police, who said the white car she described matched the description of a car reported stolen in Madison.
So far, the thieves have used Beamon's credit cards at five locations all over Nashville, but police have not found her car.
She said she hopes her story will remind others to take notice of of all signs, big or small, that something may be wrong.
"Just always keep your doors locked and always be aware of your surroundings no matter what’s happening," she said.