HOUSTON - A woman is recovering after she was robbed and shot inside her own hotel room.
Investigators say the woman, Bridgette Robbins, had just driven into the parking lot of the Fairfield Inn on the Katy Freeway near Grisby when she was attacked. The incident happened around midnight.
Robbins said she left her room to get ice from the ice machine. While in the hallway, she was approached by a man with a gun dressed in all black.
The crook forced Robbins into her hotel room where he robbed and then shot her, investigators say.
Robbins was rushed to the hospital in serious, but stable condition.
Local 2's Gianna Caserta spoke with Robbins who said she was scared for her life during that robbery.
"Scared, I just feel scared, I don't feel safe anymore, anywhere," said Robbins. "He had a gun and he told me if I cooperated, he said he wouldn't hurt me, and he made me go back to my room."
Robbins said the gunman demanded money, but when she said she didn't have any, he became angry.
"He said, 'I want money. Where is the money, where is the money,' and I said I don't have any money, it is all on my card and he started throwing my stuff around," said Robbins. "He made me sit on my knees in the corner and then he jerked the phone cord out, and he was going to tie me up and that is when he shot me."
Robbins said the man trashed her room and emptied all of her bags looking for cash. He then grabbed her briefcase with her laptop in it and took off running.
"I thought I was going to die. He had the thing cocked, he was ready to shoot," said Robbins. "I don't know how I am going to be normal again, especially with the bullet still in my leg."
Robbins is now warning others to be safe so they won't be victimized like she was.
"Just be careful in hotels. Don't walk the hallways by yourself at night because you never know who is there," said Robbins.
Robbins told Local 2 she just wanted to get home to San Antonio. She think this incident might have scared her from staying in any hotel in the future.
So far, no arrests have been made. If you have any information about this crime, you're asked to give police a call.
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