Aaron Brantley (pictured), an 86-year-old African-American World War II veteran, is resting in Detroit, after a daylight carjacking attack left him with a broken leg. What’s worse? As Brantley writhed in pain, people walked by and ignored the elderly man, reports the Detroit Free Press.
Brantley, a retired Chrysler plant worker and Air Corps veteran, was pumping gas into his new car at a BP gas station near the University of Detroit Mercy campus after leaving a morning Bible study session last Wednesday.
According to Brantley, all of a sudden, he was pushed to the ground from behind and robbed of his new Chrysler sedan, a replacement for a previously stolen vehicle. The fall broke Brantley’s leg, forcing the octogenarian to crawl across the gas station’s lot until an attendant helped him.
“I noticed when I was crawling to the gas station, people were walking past me like I wasn’t there,” Brantley said. “I said, Lord, have mercy. I said, Lord, some of them didn’t even look around, just going to get their gas.”
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