Memorial Villages, TX – An armed teen, who attempted to rob a homeowner in broad daylight, ended up in the hospital on Tuesday afternoon, after his would-be victim ran him over with a vehicle (video below).
The attempted robbery was captured by the homeowner’s surveillance camera.
The video showed a teen male as he approached the front door of a residence and rang the doorbell. He was wearing gloves, and carried what appeared to be a bag of tools.
When the homeowner opened the door, the teen told him that there was a problem with the water pressure in the area. Suddenly, he grabbed a gun from under his shirt, and charged towards the open door.
The fast-acting homeowner slammed and locked the door, just as the teen thrust his shoulder into it.
The would-be robber stepped back, racked the slide on his handgun, and forcefully kicked the door three times in an attempt to break it down. Thwarted, he turned and fled.
But the unnamed homeowner wasn’t going to let the attacker escape so easily.
The man jumped into his vehicle, and followed the teen as he ran away.
"As he realized that he was being followed by the citizen, he did turn around with the firearm in his hand," Memorial Villages Police Department (MVPD) Chief Ray Schultz told KTRK. "The citizen then ducked out of the way, ducking below his dashboard and hit the gas in order to get away from the suspect and then eventually hitting the suspect."
"The homeowner was very, very concerned, very shaken up,” he added. “The fact he had children in the house and an event like this would happen at 4:30 in the afternoon, so he was very concerned."
The teen, who is 16 years old, was transported to the hospital and admitted to the intensive care unit, Chief Shultz said.
He said that the suspect had tattoos that were associated with gangs and criminal activity, and that police have not yet determined whether or not he was acting alone.
The district attorney planned to charge the juvenile suspect with attempted aggravated robbery, Chief Shultz said.
Watch the failed robbery attempt in the video below: