Richland Hills, TX – A 69-year-old disabled Navy veteran suffered a broken leg from attempting to fight off a carjacker who stole his truck and dragged the veteran who clung to the door as the robber escaped. (Video below)
Police say veteran Allan Huddleston was robbed at 6:26 a.m. Jan. 15 at a gas station.
The unidentified carjacker approached the veteran and asked for a cigarette. The carjacker than pushed Huddleston out of the way and got into the driver’s seat of Huddleston’s pickup truck.
Huddleston fought the man inside the vehicle, pulled out the carjacker, and was thrown to the ground. The carjacker got the keys to the vehicle. But the Navy veteran didn’t give up.
Huddleston went right back at the carjacker and struggled with him inside the cab of the truck until the carjacker drove out of the gas station, dragging Huddleston along with him for about 20 feet, according to the Richland Hills Police Department.
The carjacker also got away with Huddleston’s wallet.
After police reviewed the gas station video, they discovered the carjacker had approached numerous other customers at the gas station.
Police have a description of the carjacker from other patrons that were approached but have not been able to identify the suspect as of yet.
Huddleston served in the Vietnam War, according to KDFW-TV.
“He put up a fight,” said Richland Hills Police Captain Sheena McEachran. “And I would expect nothing less from our veterans out there.”
Huddleston said the doctor told him he was lucky.
But Huddleston said the carjacker won’t be so lucky, according to KDFW.
“By golly, partner. There’s no doubt in my mind you’ve done this before,” Huddleston said. “And I guarantee it’ll catch up to you if you haven’t been caught yet. But you will be caught. You’re a sorry individual.”
You can see the video of the incident below: