These days, you may feel like you’re being robbed at the gas pump every time you fill up.
But the driver of this Arctic White C7 Corvette convertible was actually the victim of an attempted carjacking at a gas station in Houston, Texas by two masked men in broad daylight Wednesday.
The whole incident was captured by surveillance cameras at the station, where two masked men – at least one armed with a long gun – are shown exiting a black 2010-15 Camaro parked behind a UPS truck and quickly walking across the parking lot, with one of the men tapping on the driver’s side window of the Corvette and then trying to open the door.
Another female customer who happened to be parked behind the Corvette pumping her own gas in a white SUV turns her head to watch as she moves to the front of her vehicle. The door of the Corvette then opens partially before the driver has the wherewithal to peel out of the parking lot as the gunman fires two shots at her car. The two men then run to their own car.
“All my customers are my priority, and I want them to be safe and I shouldn’t have to worry about them being safe at 1:30 in the afternoon,” the manager of the Shell station on Aldine Westfield Road and Farrell Road said. She talked to ABC 13 Eyewitness News reporter Shelley Childers, asking not to be identified for her own protection, and said she wants the public to know gun violence like this cannot be normalized.
Houston Police are seeking the public’s help in solving the crime and are offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest of the two suspects. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 713-222-TIPS.
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