Martial arts stunt man shot, robbed

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Police are looking for two armed robbers who shot a man in his driveway and the victim believes they shot him immediately because they know that he is a martial arts stunt man.

“It’s one of those things where they shoot you like that, he had intent to shoot me regardless of what happened,” Garrett Dumas said.

Dumas told Channel 2’s Tyisha Fernandes that his attackers walked up to him as soon as he pulled into his driveway, and shot him before he could even hand over his wallet.

“I was still sitting in the car with my seatbelt on,” Dumas said.

He had just gotten off of a 14-hour-work day as a stunt man. At first, he thought his friends from work were playing a prank. He said he did not think the robbery was real until he was shot in the leg.

“I was like, ‘I have cameras and lights I mean and you're going to pull up in my driveway and shoot me?’ And when I think about it now, that might have saved my life,” Dumas said.

His home security system recorded the event. Dumas said the robbers tried to steal his car, but neither of them could drive a stick shift.

“They started freaking out a little bit and then my brother opens the door and then they look up for a second. I hop up and close my door, I'm back in the car,” Dumas said.

Dumas said the robbers drove off in a white car. He said he tried to chase them, but his brother stopped him.

“I'm going off, I'm like, ‘They have all my stuff: my debit card, my wallet-- and he's like you're shot Garrett, you're shot?”

The bullet is still in Dumas’ leg, which is held together by two pins. Doctors said based on his rapid progress of healing, Dumas should fully recover.