ATLANTA – An 82-year-old man fought off an attempted car jacker while he was pumping gas, investigators said.
Atlanta police released surveillance video Tuesday that shows the 82-year-old man pumping gas March 11 when a man walks up to him, pulls out a gun and demands his car keys, WSB-TV reported.
The victim leans into his car to grab the keys and then starts a fight with the suspect. The two fall to the ground. The suspect gets up, throws the victim’s phone to the ground and runs into the car. He runs off moments later when he is unable to get it started.
The victim was treated at the scene for minor injuries by medics.
Police are still searching for the suspect.