KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A gun was pointed at his head, and his tennis shoes, backpack and more items were all stolen on Wednesday morning. A Kansas City teenager told FOX 4 on Thursday how it happened to him as he walked to school.
The armed robbery happened near Northeast Middle School where the teenager attends classes. The eighth grader told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend that when robber approached him, he thought he was going to die.
Wednesday morning started out as a normal day for the 14-year-old, but then out of the blue the boy says a man hopped out of the passenger side of a white car, just a block away from his school.
“This car just pulled up. I turned around, he’s pointing the gun at me,” the teen said. “He was just walking towards me with like anger in his face, and I hear the gun cock. He said that if I said anything that he will kill me. I froze when I saw that gun because it was so scary.”
He was all alone when he says the robber demanded his Nike tennis shoes, two jackets, headphones and more.
“He told me to give him the backpack and then he snatched my beanie off my head. I had to take my shoes off and then he put everything in my bag, and then he took off,” the teen said.
The armed robber even stole his boot polish, while keeping the gun at the eight grader’s head.
“He took the shoe polish. He checked my pockets. He was just patting me down. I thought he would`ve killed me after I gave him the stuff,” the teen said.
The boy’s scared but grateful mom was relieved her son wasn’t harmed.
“I thank God every day. I believe there are angels protecting my son,” she said.
“I think I survived it because God is sticking by my side,” said the teen.
If you know anything about this crime or the robbery suspect, call the TIPS Hotline at (816) 474-TIPS.