So who did he call when this robbery occurred? Why the police, of course.
A University of Houston grad student was robbed at gunpoint just outside his off-campus apartment by a man he mistook as a student.
Jerry Ford Jr. has fought for social justice around Houston as one of the leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement. But Wednesday night, he became a victim.
“The guy was standing right here just seemed like he was hanging out,” Ford said. “I told him wassup. He asked me did I have a key to get in. I told him yeah I’m about to go upstairs.”
Ford lives just blocks from the UH campus at the Vue on MacGregor apartments.
“I reach in right here to open the door and I turn back around and he has the gun right there in my face,” he tells us.
The bad guy took his wallet and his phone and ran off into MacGregor Park.
Criminals should probably start a Naive Lives Matter movement.
As scary as this was, Ford actually feels bad for the guy.
“I would’ve gave him money,” he said. “I would’ve talked to him because the real crime is why is he in that position that he feels the need to come and hang out at a college campus and rob people of stuff they worked for.”
Because you’re such easy marks.
Houston police say the suspect is a black man around 30 years old, 5’6 to 5’7, around 150 pounds with medium dreadlocks. He was wearing dark shorts and a camouflage shirt.
Frankly, we’re surprised the media divulged such facts.