Man robbed at gunpoint while girlfriend watches on Facetime

KXAN – An Austin, Texas college student was beaten and robbed at gunpoint by three men early Sunday morning while his terrified girlfriend watch from hundreds of miles away.

Yale Gerstein was online with his girlfriend when he started hearing scratching on the door at his apartment.

The Austin Community College students says when he tried to open the door the men barged in and started beating him with their pistols.

"They were hitting me in the head with the pistol saying 'face down,'" Gerstein said. "Just don't get shot, just don't get shot...that was on my mind."

The whole time, his girlfriend was on FaceTime watching what was unfolding from Dallas. She first thought it was a joke, but quickly realized what was going on inside the apartment.

"I was scared, because they were saying I'm going to blow your head off, I'm going to kill you," said Baylee Luciani. She says what's troubling her is that the suspects were looking directly at the computer camera.

Luciani says she started grabbing screen shots of what was happening while her dad called 911.

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