by: Amy Napier Viteri Updated:
ATLANTA - The search is on for two men who police said stuck a gun in a woman's face outside her front door in Buckhead.
The woman told Channel 2's Amy Napier Viteri she was coming home from work to her
townhome on Biscayne Drive early Labor Day morning when out of nowhere two men pushed her to the ground in front of her door and stuck a gun into her face.
She said a neighbor armed with a gun of his own came outside and chased the men off after hearing her screams.
"He pushed me straight down on my chest," Mallory Hastings said.
"That's when he started to reach in my shirt and tear at my
Hastings said she took the $300 she earned in tips that day and handed it over. The men also took her iPhone, purse and identification.
"I had my hands straight
up. When he put the gun to my face and I was just screaming "No, no, no, no, no," Hastings said.
A neighbor heard those screams and came running outside. Hastings describes the neighbor as ex-military and said he was armed with his own gun as the two men attacking her ran to a car parked nearby and drove off toward Peachtree Road.
"I just heard four shots and he was shooting for the tires," Hastings said.
Hastings said that neighbor's quick actions scared the men off, hopefully for good.
"I feel like I hadn't given the money immediately that it could have gone really bad," Hastings said.
Hastings suspects the men either followed her home from the store after work or may have been waiting on the quiet street for someone to come home.
She wants them caught before they do this to someone else, as well as for her own peace of mind.
"I've been really shaken up to be honest. I'm definitely super grateful for my life," Hastings said.
Police said one key detail they are working with is they say witnesses described seeing a 2013 Chevy Impala, light in color, maybe silver or tan.