Too close for comfort. "I saw the shooter and I stepped back," said Anthony
Scott is a three-year employee with the Citgo convenience store in
Union Springs. Scott's life almost came to a horrific end, a mere 6 inches
away from certain death after facing an armed robber.
It happened early Friday morning.
Scott was on the job with a fellow employee when a man barged
inside with a gun. The suspect demanded money and got it.. all $20 of it but
apparently that wasn't enough to satisfy him.
"I thought he was going to kill me. It's a good thing I
stepped out of the way," said Scott.
In all the gunman fired two rounds. The first bullet whizzed
by Scott's chest and struck the Coke machine. The second one pierced the
back door inside the store, two unmistakable holes and leaving an Anthony Scott
"That's the closest I've ever come to death," Scott
Business owner Laldus Patel says someone else was in the store that
"Oh, I'm not mad because God is always with us, you know what
I mean?" said Patel.
As of now Union Springs police say they don't have any leads and
it appears the gunman acted alone. Authorities do have store video that
recorded the entire thing.
Scott says it was difficult to get a good look of the armed
suspect because he was wearing a mask. Scott does remember the man wearing
It's back to business at the Citgo for Patel and Scott, holding on
to hope and prayer this never happens again.
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