The Houston woman who rode on the hood of a car on Highway 290 has finally explained the video HTownHappyHour/YouTube/Screenshot

Last week, the above footage of a Houston woman riding on the hood of car on Highway 290 went viral.

But Chantal Thompson has an explanation for her dangerous stunt.

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Thompson said the father of her child was attempting to steal her car after the two were engaged in a “heated argument.”

I was scared a little bit because I’m like if he throws on the brakes, I’m going to fly off this car. I’m not going to go out without no fight because I work too hard for my things. I’m a single mother and I do this by myself.

The tough Houstonian said she rode on the hood of the car for nearly a mile, holding on with one hand, while dialing 911 to report the auto theft with the other.

Police said they do not expect either party to face charges.

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