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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    WWII vet says nobody helped after he was carjacked


    DETROIT -- A World War II veteran said nobody helped him in the minutes after he was attacked and carjacked during daylight at a busy Detroit gas station and he had to crawl across a concrete parking lot to get help.

    A roughly four-minute surveillance video shows 86-year-old Aaron Brantley struggling to get from the fuel pump to the gas station's door as people walked and drove by him Wednesday morning. The video was first obtained by the Detroit Free Press.

    Brantley told The Associated Press said several people passed by him as he crawled, unable to walk because his leg was broken in the attack. The carjacker knocked Brantley down, took his keys and drove off in his car about 10:40 a.m.

    "People were passing me just like I wasn't there. ... I was crawling and they just walk by me like I'm not there," he said.

    Brantley said as he approached the building, he asked a woman to open the door for him. He said at first it appeared she wasn't going to but she did and then kept walking. He found it distressing that nobody helped him.

    "Any time a person is crawling on the ground, you know something happened to them," Brantley said.

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  2. #2
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    Feb 2009
    Sad state of affairs...

  3. #3
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    Feb 2012
    This is awful! How could people not help him.
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  4. #4
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    Jan 2004
    I'm really surprised that in that area of Detroit in the daytime that no one would help him or at least get help for him. When I've been at gas stations in that area people have been friendly and always willing to give me directions if I need them to get where I'm trying to go. My only complaint there is that NONE of the gas stations in downtown Detroit have bathrooms that a person can use! People usually hold the door for me and say "hello." If I saw a man on the ground there, I might wonder if he was "playing hurt" and would jump up and rob me if I tried to help him. So, I would probably call the cashier at the station and ask him to get help for the guy if I were there by myself. If my husband were in the car, then I'd leave my purse with my husband in the car and help the guy. No way would I leave someone laying on the cement injured! I'd certainly call 911 and report that someone needed an ambulance.

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