VIDEO: Disabled Vietnam Veteran Fights Carjacker At Texas Gas Station

Allan Huddleston didn't give up his wallet and keys to a carjacker without a fight.

Richland Hills, TX – A 69-year-old disabled Navy veteran suffered a broken leg from attempting to fight off a carjacker who stole his truck and dragged the veteran who clung to the door as the robber escaped. (Video below)

Police say veteran Allan Huddleston was robbed at 6:26 a.m. Jan. 15 at a gas station.

The unidentified carjacker approached the veteran and asked for a cigarette. The carjacker than pushed Huddleston out of the way and got into the driver’s seat of Huddleston’s pickup truck.

Huddleston fought the man inside the vehicle, pulled out the carjacker, and was thrown to the ground. The carjacker got the keys to the vehicle. But the Navy veteran didn’t give up.

Huddleston went right back at the carjacker and struggled with him inside the cab of the truck until the carjacker drove out of the gas station, dragging Huddleston along with him for about 20 feet, according to the Richland Hills Police Department.

The carjacker also got away with Huddleston’s wallet.

After police reviewed the gas station video, they discovered the carjacker had approached numerous other customers at the gas station.

Police have a description of the carjacker from other patrons that were approached but have not been able to identify the suspect as of yet.

Huddleston served in the Vietnam War, according to KDFW-TV.

"He put up a fight,” said Richland Hills Police Captain Sheena McEachran. “And I would expect nothing less from our veterans out there."

Huddleston said the doctor told him he was lucky.

But Huddleston said the carjacker won’t be so lucky, according to KDFW.

“By golly, partner. There's no doubt in my mind you've done this before,” Huddleston said. “And I guarantee it'll catch up to you if you haven't been caught yet. But you will be caught. You're a sorry individual.”

You can see the video of the incident below:
https://youtu.be/7vpEs52BbHk

Comments (8)
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Gator61
Gator61

This is a case that shows the need for private gun ownership and carrying concealed. Gas Stations seem to be one of the HOT SPOTS for attacks and car jacking's. I try to remember to take my keys out of the ignition and keep them in my pocket. There was an account recently of a man walled to the front of a truck to clean his windshield and a thief jumped in and stole the vehicle. As a retired Deputy I always carry a weapon and try to be especially alert at gas stations.

lds719
lds719

There is nothing worse than these filthy animals attacking elderly people.

ProGODProUSA
ProGODProUSA

Or filthy animals attacking children - in fact, filthy animals attacking the "weak" and helpless. I placed quote marks around weak, because not all elderly are weak, but against a punk high on adrenaline, they might be not strong enough. But the concealed carry weapon would be recommended for those who are able to carry and use.

Cclaxton0
Cclaxton0

When a stranger apptoaches you, dont help pull out your personal pepper spray....and be prepared to use it.

JohnPollastro
JohnPollastro

Don’t mess with a vet especially a Vietnam Vet