Stranger pulls gun on boy in Sunnyside

HOUSTON - All 14-year-old Christopher said he could do was run.

You can see it in surveillance video recorded from his home in the Sunnyside neighborhood in Houston's south side.

"He ran," his mother, Nikki Matthews, said. "The guy jumped out with a gun. My son thought the guy wanted his sneakers or something of that nature."

After Christopher throws down his possessions and runs, the man in the video leaves.

"I get home, I pull in and I see his shoes and his headphones just out there," his father, Eddie, said.

The Matthewses said the scare occurred Oct. 5 as Christopher was walking home from his bus stop.

WATCH: Gun pulled on son surveillance video

Eddie said after Christopher told him what happened, they tried to find the car, which was described as a white Nissan Sentra.

The Matthewses called Houston police and showed them the video, but they said the officers did not take it since they couldn't see the license plate number for the car.

"That's basically what the police told us. 'Well, it's blurry, so we're not able to see anything.' And told my son to be careful, pay attention to his surroundings and they left," Nikki said.

The Matthewses want this person off the street.

That's why they're sharing the surveillance video of their child running away after someone pulled a gun on him.

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