A 29 year old man from Rome, Ga., desperate to escape an armed kidnapper, jumped onto a moving beverage truck early Monday morning.
The victim told police that as he was walking from his home to his truck around 6 am, a black man with a small goatee came up to him and pulled out a gun. The offender then forced him on the ground and demanded his wallet.
“The victim stated that he gave him all he had ($3) and the offender stated, ‘That’s it?'” the police report says. “The victim stated he could get more chase if the offender did not shoot him.”
Still holding him at gunpoint, the robber forced the victim to drive them to the Regions Bank ATM on Riverbend Drive and extract money from his account.
As he struggled to remember his PIN, that’s when the victim “spotted his chance to get away,” and jumped on a nearby moving Coca-Cola truck.
Banging on the window of the truck screaming, “He’s got a gun,” the startled driver of the truck drove onto Turner McCall Boulevard with the victim hanging on the truck as they pulled into a gas station. That’s where the victim called the police.
The robber has been described as 6 feet tall and 170 pounds, wearing a black hoodie and light-colored cargo shorts. He was last seen running toward IHOP.
Unfortunately, the robber did not leave behind any fingerprints or leave anything behind. The police searched the scene but came up empty-handed.
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