State Representative Jimmy Womack was robbed at gunpoint during a trip to nearby store.
Sunday evening Rep. Womack of Detroit found himself starring down three gun barrels.
“One was here, one was here and one was here, but they all had guns sticking toward my face and head,” said Womack.
The State Rep. had just left a corner store near his home. And just as he was about to drive away, three armed men demanded he give up his car.
“I looked him dead in his eyes and said I’m not giving you my car,” said Womack.
His reaction was brave, or as the lawmaker would call it, foolish.
“I think your life is worth more than the automobile, but that was my first reaction,” said Womack.
The crooks, one of them the State Rep. recognized, backed off, but not before robbing Womack of nearly $300.
“When you do something so brazen, you don’t wear masks you know I’m going to see you again because I see you all the time, it’s sends a clear message to us that we have some deep social problems we need to address,” said Womack.
The State Rep, now one of two high profile figures to become a victim of crime on the streets of Detroit this year.
“There are many people who are suffering being held up at gunpoint on their porches, getting out of their cars in their drive ways, in the middle of day going grocery shopping, it’s unacceptable behavior and it's only by the grace of God you haven't been a victim,” said Womack.
A few months ago, prominent Detroit Pastor Marvin Winans was robbed, assaulted and carjacked at a Detroit gas station.
So far, one suspect has been arrested in Womack’s case.