HOUSTON – A case of road rage turned into an assault and robbery in southeast Houston last Monday and now police are asking for help in identifying the two men who committed the crime, officers said.
About 3:30 p.m. May 8, a man was followed by two people in a blue Chevrolet pickup truck. When he came to a stop in the 11400 block of Murr Way, the men in the truck got out, assaulted the man while he was still in his car and then stole some of his belongings, according to a news release from Crime Stoppers and the Houston Police Department’s Robbery Division.
The victim suffered a minor injury in the attack.
Still too shaken to show his face, the victim has no problem showing us his injuries.
"I think these guys were planning to do something to somebody," he said.
The victim said the attack happened when he went around the pair in their truck along Salinsky Road, only to be followed by them down the street.
"I figured, 'Oh Lord, let me grab my camera.' And I took the picture," he said.
The victim says the men got out of their truck and became combative.
The victim said the men took his phone in the scuffle, but he was able to grab it back from them.
He said they got away with a work bag with a business laptop.
The victim says he's not really sure what set off the two to attack him the way they did, and he's since filed a police report.
Still, he worries if they did it to him, they could also do it to others.
"If I saw them, I wouldn't even ask then why they did it. I'd say, 'Hey man, other people saw what you did. So what example are you setting?'" the victim said.
"All l I could hear was the guy say you ain't going to do nothing. And all I could see and feel was his hand on the back of my head about 50 times," he said.
One of the accused robbers is described as about 50-60 years old, 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 11 inches tall and 195-210 pounds.
The other was 35-0 years old, 5 feet 11 inches to 6 foot 1 inch tall, about 175-185 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.