Columbus, Georgia

From the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer of July 4, 2007

Motorist fights back in robbery

A Columbus motorist decided he wasn’t going to take it after a robber took his wallet at gunpoint on Tennessee Drive Monday night, police said.

Jerrod Towers was stopped in his 1996 Lincoln Town Car at Tennessee Drive and Matilda Lane about 11 p.m. when a man pulled up in a white Chevy Caprice, stepped from the vehicle, put a handgun to Towers’ head and demanded money.

Towers complied and put his wallet on the ground. The gunman demanded more. When Towers said he didn’t have any more, the robber put one hand around Towers’ neck.

The victim took that opportunity to drive away from his attacker, who quickly fired two rounds, police said.

Towers stopped his car, popped his trunk, pulled a shotgun out and fired a round at the robber who was at that time running back to his own vehicle, police said. The robber wasn’t hit, and Towers escaped unharmed.

The case remains under investigation.


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