82-year-old man fights back against would-be carjacker

April 2, 2021 at 9:32 AM ET

ATLANTA — A surveillance camera at a Southeast Atlanta gas station shows an 82-year-old man fighting back against an attempted carjacker.

The incident happened last month at a gas station on McDonough Boulevard, directly across the steer from the Atlanta Federal Penitentiary.

The video shows a man pumping gas before a suspect, wearing a plaid shirt, approaches the man. The suspect pulls out what appears to be a gun, then demands his car keys.

Instead of handing them over, the 82-year-old quickly grabbed the suspect and both of the individuals began fighting on the ground.

The suspect eventually overpowers the man and jumps into his car to drive away – but couldn’t get it started.

No serious injuries were reported, but Atlanta police are still looking for the suspect. If you have any information, please call Crime Stoppers Atlanta at 404-577-TIPS (8477). You can remain anonymous and still qualify for a CASH reward for the arrest and indictment of the suspect.