A man escaped after being slashed during an attempted carjacking Sunday, but nothing was stolen due to disagreements among the robbers and their preferences in smartphones, DeKalb County police said.
The 50-year-old victim was sitting in his car outside the Dollar General on Glenwood Road when a person walked up at about 4 p.m. and stuck a black pistol through the rolled-down window, according to a DeKalb County Police Department report. He said to “get out of the car,” and the victim complied.
At that point, a second individual walked up to the gunman and said “I told you not to pull the gun out,” and smacked it out of his hand, the victim told police.
The victim took that opportunity to attempt an escape, but one of the subjects grabbed his arm. A third assailant approached the car, and all three “exchanged blows” with the victim, the report stated.
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The man was able to run into the woods and escape the attack, but not before one of the subjects pulled out a blade and slashed him on his leg, arm and hand.
As he was running, he said, he heard three gunshots. He also heard one of the individuals say he did not want the phone sitting in the car’s front seat because it was an Android phone and not an iPhone.
The victim waited in a nearby backyard before returning to his car, which the subjects did not steal. He drove himself home, picked up his wife and drove himself to the hospital, where he was treated for a large gash on his arm and several other cuts.
The investigation is ongoing and there are no suspects in custody, according to police.
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