Police are searching for a man who allegedly grabbed a Carrollton man and demanded his money, before the victim turned around and punched the man, knocking him to the ground.
Carrollton Police Department officers were called to the man’s Foster Street home around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.
The man told police he’d been walking on South Street, on his way home from the University Chevron, when he approached the intersection of South Street and Burson Avenue.
“He said a man came up behind him and grabbed him and said, ‘Give me what you got, you know what this is,’” said Capt. Chris Dobbs.
Dobbs said the victim then turned around and struck the man on the left temple with his fist, knocking him to the ground.
When the attempted robber began shaking, the victim grabbed him and asked him what was wrong. The man did not respond.
“He believed he’d killed him,” Dobbs said. “So, since he didn’t have a cellphone, he went to his house and called us.”
When officers arrived at the location of the incident, there was no one there, Dobbs said.
The suspect was described as a thin, tall black male between the ages of 45-50. The victim said he had some facial hair, Dobbs said. The victim also told police the man was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans that night.
Dobbs said it was currently the belief of police that the man came from the woods on the side of the road, since the victim did not hear the man approaching from behind.
• A Waco man filed a report with Carroll County Sheriff’s Office that some copper tubing had been taken from his home.
The report said a deputy was dispatched in reference to damage to property that had already occurred at the residence of the 25-year-old victim, who resides on Vong Street in Waco.
The victim told police someone had removed the copper tubing that runs from his air conditioning unit to his furnace, also cutting the wires from the outside A/C units.
The man estimated the repairs needed to his home to be around $8,000.
• A Carrollton man reported to CCSO that someone had purchased seven phones through his Verizon Wireless account.
A deputy was called to the residence of Justin Hand, 28, who told the officer that he’d received a call from the cellular provider, informing him of the suspicious activity.
Hand told police that Verizon had told him the person had attempted to buy another phone at an Apple Store, but that he was prevented from doing so because of the suspicious activity.
The report reflects that Verizon had not given Hand very much information about the matter.
Hand did indicate to the officer that the provider told him that if he did not send their offices a police report and his photo ID, he would be charged the $700 fee for the phones on his next bill.