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“It’s crazy,” the victim told Channel 2 while his right arm was in a sling. “Basically I was trying to help somebody out and I ended up being the victim of a stupid crime.”
A 911 call from a neighbor who heard banging in the parking lot alerted police to the scene.
“Just heard a big, like, bang down the street,” the caller said, according to the 911 call obtained by Channel 2.
The victim told the station that he was jumping his own car in the parking lot when the van pulled up and the people inside asked him for directions. The man said he was giving directions, then looked down at his phone to check a text message. He says that’s when the people inside the van grabbed him and took off, dragging him in the parking lot.
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“They pretty much grabbed my hand and pulled the phone in as I was holding it still,” the victim told Channel 2. “They seen that I had a grip on the phone and pretty much grabbed my whole arm in the window and drove through the complex and was smashing me against cars.”
Anyone with information about the incident can call Sandy Springs Police at 770-730-5600.
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A van pulled up while trying to jump a car, when the attackers went for the man's phone.