ATLANTA - Atlanta police are asking the public to help them identify a suspect accused of stealing a dog during an armed robbery.
Officers say the robbery happened early in the morning of Aug. 29 on the 800 block of Penn Avenue.
"I just knew I was going to die," the victim said.
The victim doesn’t want to be identified but wanted to share his story after escaping with 𝘩𝘪𝘴 life.
"I drove down Peachtree and he was walking down Peachtree. He flagged me down and I pulled over. I thought I knew him but I didn’t. Then we got into conversation," the 𝘮𝘢𝘯 said.
According to investigators, the victim and the suspect met, went back to their apartment. At some point, the suspect went into the bathroom and came out holding a gun.
"He used the bathroom," the victim said. "He came out the bathroom and put the gun to my face and told me to get on the ground. As I was going to the ground we tussled but then he slung the gun away from me and started hitting me with it,"
While pointing the gun at his victim's head, the suspect allegedly told them to "get on the ground" and threatened to kill them.
After a short struggle in which the victim was hit in the face and arm. The repeated blows to the head required the victim to get seven stitches and caused four facial fractures.
"I decided if I was going to die then I was going to die. I got up an I ran towards the door and opened the door. He followed me out," the victim said.
The victim ran out the door seeking help from neighbors.
The victim said the alleged gunman ran back into the house, locked the door and took off with his pitbull puppy, "Buddy," who was in a crate.
"The dumbest thing you can do is assault anybody but then to assault a federal correctional officer. I wish nothing but bad for you. Nothing but bad and you will get it," the man said.
I read several different news items on this. Each either totally avoided personal pronouns or misgendered him. And not one noted the hidden Ring camera focused on the makeout couch.