A Sinton man said he is lucky to be alive after he was robbed Sunday night. To make matters worse, after the robbery, the suspect stole his car.
"Last night was a total blur," said John, the victim of the robbery. He doesn't mind telling his story, but requested that his identity remain hidden. "Next thing I know, I'm waking up two houses down."
He said he was out drinking Sunday night when he decided to crash at his grandmother's Corpus Christi home instead of driving back to Sinton; but when he arrived at the home around 2:30 a.m., he was jumped by four men he doesn't know.
The attack happened on the 1400 block of Acapulco Street, near Greenwood and Holly. He suffered some head bruising, a busted lip, eye injuries and road rash on his legs.
"I tried to hold them off, and keep them from taking anything that was mine," he said. "They ended up hitting me, and taking my car."
"We get these calls quite often, where people have been out drinking. They wreck their vehicle, leave the vehicle behind, and a few hours later try to call it in as a stolen vehicle," said Sr. Officer James T. Morales, Sr., with the Corpus Christi Police Department. "But in this particular case, there was a scene. We have an area of the sidewalk where there was a scuffle, and some of his jewelry was found in the curb, so it looks like a legit robbery and UUMV."
Early Monday morning, John's vehicle, a 2012 Ford Mustang, was found abandoned in Calallen. It has been involved in a hit and run accident, and it is now sitting in the police impound lot.
Police have forwarded the case to investigators with Auto Theft Task Force in an effort to find John's attackers.
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