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This is just sad!

Aaron Brantley, an 86-year-old, World War II veteran said nobody helped him in the minutes after he was attacked and carjacked during daylight at a busy Detroit gas station and he had to crawl across a concrete parking lot to get help.

HuffingtonPost reports:

Carjackers broke into his car and broke his leg and drove off with his vehicle. He doesn’t remember being hit, but he does remember feeling the pain of his broken leg as he was forced to crawl on the ground from the pump to the inside of the gas station.

The security camera footage of people walking right by him as he crawls and not even looking down, much less offering to help is pretty damn heartbreaking. He eventually made it inside, where he still wasn’t given immediate attention:

“People were passing me just like I wasn’t there. … I was crawling and they just walk by me like I’m not there,” he said.

Fortunately, he’s got an impressively optimistic outlook on the attack, saying he’s simply glad he wasn’t shot. But his granddaughter hits the nail on the head when she describes how people ignored him: “It’s sickening. It’s disgusting. It’s sad. They treated him like he was a dog.”

This is so unfortunate. Thank goodness he’s okay and is recovering from his broken leg.


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