Violent gas station attack in Pontiac caught on tape

Customer knocked unconscious during robbery, suspect in custody


PONTIAC, Mich. – A vicious attack on a gas station customer in Pontiac has been caught on tape.

The incident happened Monday night at the Sunoco station in the 1100 block of North Perry Street.

Uncut video: Robbery at Pontiac gas station

Cameras were rolling as the 19-year-old victim was ambushed while pumping gas, hit in the head and knocked unconscious by his attacker.

The scene lasts less than a minute and the video shows the thief going through the victim's pocket as he lay on the ground. A cellphone and cash were stolen, but the victim wasn't seriously hurt.

Oakland County deputies said they got a tip that the thief was at an address on Parkwood Avenue and ended up finding property belonging to the victim and recovering a handgun allegedly used during the incident.

Deputies said the 27-year-old suspect "implicated" himself in the crime but didn't immediately release any more details on him until charges were formally issued.