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Beaten carjacking victim speaks out


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Reported by: Ian Silver
Updated: 10/30/2013 5:50 pm Published: 10/30/2013 5:50 pm


We are hearing from the man who was beat up and bitten over his car. It's a story FOX23 has been following since it broke Tuesday. A.J Zinn was attacked outside the target store near 17th Street and Yale Avenue.

Zinn has a black eye, a bite mark on his hand and a few cracked ribs but the thing that's bothering him the most, he says, is that he lost the fight over the car.

"I'm doing fairly well, yeah…considering," said Zinn.

Considering he was violently ripped out of his car.

"He says very strongly 'get out of my car man, you're stealing my car.' I say 'this ain't your car,'" said Zinn. "I put his hand under his shirt, and he says 'you want me to shoot you.'"

But Zinn wasn't going to give up his Cadillac that easily.

"I'm not a brave person or anything like that. It's just it was wrong," said Zinn.

Brandon Brock says that's just grandpa.

"That's really how he is, and it's what he taught all of us to do was to fight for what's ours. And to always try to help people when they need it, but never to let them take advantage," said Brock.

And while he's bruised and sore, Zinn isn't angry or bitter. In fact he feels sorry the guy's life has sunk so low.

"He was crazy," said Zinn. "He's got a messed-up life and there's too much of it."

Zinn and his grandson told us they think the carjacker just thought Zinn would be an easy target. He just hopes he put up enough of a fight that the guy won't try carjacking anyone again.


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Mayor Maynot - 10/31/2013 3:53 PM
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If the judge runs all his charges consecutive instead of concurrent then it'll be quite a while before he's seen again in the general public. Might not hurt to appear at the trial.
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