For the third time since Fall classes started at Georgia Tech, police have sent out an alert about a violent robbery.
Channel 2’s Craig Lucie met the victim, who is a student, on Tuesday. The 21-year-old has stitches in his forehead and a bruised nose after he was pistol whipped by two men.
“The chamber hit me here, the grip of the gun came right here,” said Morgan West.
West is a fourth year Georgia Tech student. Saturday night he was leaving his house in the Home Park neighborhood on State Street when two men came up behind him.
“Next thing I know there is a gun in my back and two guys. One guy said, ‘Give me your money and phone!’ I said, ‘No I’m not giving you my phone or wallet.’ He said, ‘No I’m not kidding’ and I said, ‘No I’m not kidding either. I’m not giving you anything.’ I worked hard to get where I am and I don’t accept handouts, and I wasn’t about to give him what I work for,” said West.
West said after that exchange he was blindsided.
“He smacked me across the head right here and caught my nose and they both ran off,” said West.
His three friends were in a car watching everything unfold. West says the men took off running down State Street toward 14th Street.
After he called 911, police called him a few hours later saying come back near the scene.
“They said, ‘Hey, we got two guys. Come check this out,’ and it turned out it wasn’t them,” said West.
West says he will be more cautious and now he can laugh about it.
“I have these four stitches and my mom wants me to get it taken out and see a plastic surgeon because ‘you can’t mess up this beautiful face. What am I going to do?’” said West.
We reached out to Georgia Tech and they said since it didn't happen on campus, it’s the Atlanta Police Department’s case. There have been no arrests so far.