HOUSTON – A crime alert was issued after a Lone Star College student was robbed and attacked on campus over a cellphone.
The student said the robbery started with a man in a car asking to use his iPhone.
When the man started to take off, the student said he ran to the car and hooked an arm over the window and tried to steer the car as the driver attempted to leave.
“The only thing I feel right now, for pain, is in my neck and the arm that got stuck in the window,” Cesar Bravo said.
The incident was caught on Bravo’s car’s dash camera.
Around 12:30 Thursday, a man in a car pulled up to Bravo and asked to use his brand new iPhone X.
“He parked right here and then he just rolled down his window and he was, like, ‘Hey man, quick question. I’m a student here, do you mind if I please use your phone becuase my cellphone, mine died.’ I was, like, ‘Yeah that’s fine but I would like to hold it and you tell me the number,” Bravo said. “He started typing in numbers and then he slipped his fingers underneath the phone and he said, ‘Give me that phone’ and he snatched it out my hand then he tried to floor it.”
The video shows Bravo grabbing the outside of the car and sticking a hand on the steering wheel. He said he tried to make the car hit a light pole.
“The whole entire time I was just trying to fight him and get my phone back,” he said.
When the car stopped, Bravo said he was kicking the thief and the thief was hitting him in the face.
When the man threw the car into reverse, Bravo let go.
Now, he’s scratched up, sore and out one very expensive phone.
“That’s $1,000 down the drain,” he said.
There was a woman and another man in the car.
Police put out a campus crime alert and they are looking for the trio.
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