78-Year-Old Veteran Beaten And Robbed At Gas Station

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July 2, 2014 7:01pm PST

A former Marine was beaten and robbed at a San Bernardino gas station and it was caught on tape. Now police are hunting for two suspects that are still at large.

The attack happened at 4:15 a.m. at a Shell gas station on June 24, and John Faust was hospitalized for three days as a result.

“It happened so quick, that I didn’t have time to react to it,” the veteran said.

Surveillance video shows the two men walking up to him while he was pumping gas. As he was putting on the gas cap, one of the men confronted him.

“I remember the guy clearly telling me, ‘Give me your wallet.’ And the next thing I know I was laying on the ground,” Faust said.

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Before he even had a chance, a second suspect approached Faust with a handgun from behind, taking a big swing and knocking him to the ground. Faust went down, and hard. That’s when the thieves ran his pockets and took his wallet before running away.

“It makes you realize you got to be more careful of what’s going on around you,” Faust said.

The attendant didn’t witness the attack, however another customer pulled into the station and called police.

Both suspects had on hooded sweatshirts and had their faces covered, making it nearly impossible to identify them. Because of this, police said the suspects are still on the run.

Faust is confident they’re going to try to rob somebody again, and the next time it happens he hopes will be their last.

“They’re going to pick on somebody a little bit younger than I am, a little bit more coordinated, and they’re going to end up in a world of hurt,” he said. “And more power to the guy that does it to them.”

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