One texas homeowner got the scare of his life when two suspects attempted to carjack him as he was putting his trash out. The incident was captured on surveillance video and released by the Houston Police Department on Friday.
The video shows the homeowner putting out the trash when a young man in a hoodie approached him with a gun in his face. The would-be thief demanded the keys to the homeowner’s car, but the homeowner refused.
“The gun was in my face the whole time,” the homeowner, who asked not to be identified, told KRIV-TV. “Came up on me with a loaded 9mm gun with an extended clip, probably at least 40 bullets or so. So, you know, they wanted the car.”
The thief then attempted to steal the car but was unable to start it because the second thief had taken the keys and fled the scene.
The homeowner started to run after the thief with the keys and heard gunshots coming from the first suspect. The second thief dropped the backpack containing the keys, and both suspects fled the scene in a blue Chevy Camaro.
“The kid got out of my car who had the gun, and he took a shot at me and his friend, buddy, accomplice, whatever you want to call him,” the homeowner said. “And I continued to chase him up to where I saw him get in the car.”
The homeowner was not injured in the incident, but was concerned about the timing, as there were usually children playing in the area 20 minutes later. He commented that the two suspects were “bamboozled” by the situation and that the incident could have had a much worse outcome if the timing had been different.
“Usually when they say give me your keys, somebody gives it to them right away, and they’re gone. It didn’t happen that way, so they were bamboozled. They certainly didn’t know what to do. Luckily, it was a bunch of errors, because I probably wouldn’t be talking to you today,” he said.
“If it was 20 minutes later, you’d have a hundred children that walk by here every day,” he said. “I think what’s most scary. People right now are just willing to do anything at any time,” he said.
The Houston Police Department is asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspects, who are still at large. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Houston Police Department.