Victim Of Carjacking And Kidnapping Shares His Story

(WREG-TV) “It’s scary. You think you’re going to die.”

The victim of a violent robbery and carjacking Sunday night didn’t think he would live to see another day.

“That’s all you’re thinking and you start praying,” he said.

He agreed to talk to us if we concealed his face.

He’s still shaken from the terrifying ordeal.

“I was scared to death,” he said.

It all started when he and his brother-in-law stopped at the Regions Bank ATM on North Watkins Sunday night.

“We went to the ATM to get some money out of the bank and they came out of nowhere,” he said. “They said, ‘What you got on you?’ They emptied my pockets.”

He said they were then forced into their truck, and were carjacked and threatened.

“‘We’re going to kill you,'” he said. “I couldn’t say anything.”

With guns held at the victims’ heads, the robbers drove off.

A mile down the road, they stopped at a wooded area at Alta Vista and Woodrow.

“They tried to push me off in the woods and I wouldn’t go. I stopped. That’s when they hit me on the head. I laid down on the ground and played dead,” he said.

His brother-in-law ran away and the attackers drove off.

Police say they drove a mile away to an apartment complex on Woodlciff and held up a woman walking into her apartment, stealing her purse.

Their crime spree didn’t last long.

Officers caught up with the carjacked vehicle at the intersection of University and Slocum.

One man got away, but after a quick chase police nabbed Rayshun Clay and Eddie Lawson.

Their alleged victim said he lives in fear everyday.

“You don’t trust people anymore. You try to stay to yourself and be aware of your surroundings,” he said.

He is grateful the men who robbed him of his security are behind bars now.

Clay is held on $150,000 bond. Lawson is held on $200,000 bond.

Both are charged with aggravated robbery, carjacking, and kidnapping.

The third suspect remains on the run.

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