Rufus Coleman will never forget what happened.
"All I know is I got carjacked. It was one of the scariest things in the world, you know, having a guy point a gun at you," he said. "I'm nervous. I've been nervous. I was nervous this morning. You're nervous and you have to be aware of your surroundings. You just can't take things for granted."
The 76-year-old grandfather and proud Detroiter is talking about what went down about 3 p.m. Thursday near Lahser and Santa Clara on the city's west side.
"He had a Glock and he told me, 'Get out.' I thought at first they were just playing," said Coleman.
They weren't playing. Two guys with Glocks demanded Coleman's ride, and he didn't put up a fight. In fact, he didn't say a word. He got out of the car, they took off and because he complied, Coleman believes he lived to share his story.
Less than a month ago the Detroit police chief announced a new task force to control the carjacking problem.
"Certainly if someone wants your car, you give them your car. We don't want to see anyone get hurt," Chief James Craig said.
However, the Local 4 Defenders have learned that within the past two weeks alone there have been more than a dozen carjackings in the city. Proud Detroiters such as Coleman are tired of these criminals causing chaos in their city.
"Seniors are getting tired of this. You know, we work too hard and then all of the sudden you come and you're just going take it from us. I think there are a lot of angry folks in this city," said Coleman.
Detroit police were able to track down Coleman's vehicle and even the two suspects.