Chattanooga man carjacked, beaten and left for dead
An act of kindness turned into a night of terror for one Chattanooga man.
Police are looking for several suspects that stole his car, money and left him for dead.
It happened last Thursday night. The 35-year-old man says he was approached by two men and two women asking for a ride, and it all went downhill from there.
The victim in the case was leaving work near the 2800 block of Hickory Valley Road around 9 in the evening, when two men and women in their 20's asked him for a ride to a gas station. Once in the man's car, a more than 20 mile, scary journey ensued.
The four demanded the man drive to a home in East Lake. It is there where two other men ordered the victim to make two separate trips to the ATM, withdrawing money from his account. The two men were then dropped back off at the house with his cash in tow.
The two men and woman then told the victim to drive down I-24 to Tiftonia. Once there, the four beat and kicked the man, stole his wallet and his car and took off, leaving him near Aster Avenue. After regaining consciousness, he was able to get help.
"Anybody that does something like that, they deserve what they get," says Robbie Hall.
Hall runs a produce stand right across from Aster Avenue.
"People are desperate. Most of it's drugs. That's the way that I see it. I don't like drugs. I hate drugs and most of this stuff is coming from drugs," says Hall.
He says he knows all too well about the carjackers' motives.
"I've been a criminal most of my life. And I changed 26 years ago," he says.
A changed man, Hall hopes those responsible are caught.
"I feel sorry for him. You can't be good to people anymore. That's my opinion. It's sad that people do the stuff that they do," says Hall.
The man was taken to the hospital. He has since been released, and is expected to be ok. His car has not been found. Police told the family it was most likely sold for parts.
As for all six suspects, they have not been found either. If you have any information that can help solve this case, call Chattanooga Police.