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WWII veteran crawls to safety, no help offered

WWII veteran carjacked/injured and no one stops to help. (Source: CNN/WDIV) WWII veteran carjacked/injured and no one stops to help. (Source: CNN/WDIV)

DETROIT (CNN/WDIV) – An 86-year old World War II veteran crawled to safety after being attacked and carjacked on Wednesday in broad daylight at a busy gas station, and no one offered to help him.

The gas stations video paints a ghastly picture, showing Aaron Brantley being hit while trying to gas his car up, and the attacker drives his car away.

On the ground with a broken leg, Brantley crawled up to the stations storefront as several people just walk by. He asked a mother with her kids to open the door, but she ignored him.

"I was wondering why they were passing me. They saw me crawling. They knew something was wrong. They should have. But people don't want to get involved in anything today," said Brantley.

The video also shows that after he managed to crawl into the store and sprawls out on the floor, still no one came to his aid.

"It's sickening, it's disgusting, it's sad. They treated him like he was a dog," said the victim's granddaughter Jainele Robinson.

Just days after the incident, the 86-year-old veteran had a positive perspective.

"Man you're lucky they didn't shoot you. I said I sure am. I appreciate it too. He didn't do that to me," said Brantley.

Detroit police recovered the car and are searching it for evidence that can lead to an arrest.

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