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Man Defends Himself from Armed Robber by Running Him Over

On Feb. 12, Zachary Sam, 17, allegedly set up a meeting with Philippe Pierre in Brooklyn, New York, to purchase a pair of Air Jordan 8 Retro sneakers for $490.

Instead of paying for the shoes, Sam got into Pierre's car, pulled out a gun and demanded the shoes without payment. Pierre then stepped on the gas pedal as Sam jumped out, trying to run away. Pierre then turned around and ran over Sam who was then pinned to a fence where his arm was ripped off.

Witness Alex Saint Fleur said, "I saw a kid under a car. The guy ran him over. He got out, the driver said, ‘He’s trying to rob me. He’s trying to rob me.' I saw the gun on the floor. The arm was on the floor near the gun.”

Sam tried to run into a bus, but got off the bus and began running before he collapsed. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he remains in serious, but stable, condition.

He was charged with criminal possession of a firearm and second-degree robbery. Pierre, 39, was also arrested and charged with second-degree attempted murder.

Pierre's relative said, "The kid pulled out the gun to shoot him while he was in the car, and that's when he tried to protect himself. That's why he accelerated and that's when it happened."

Photo: Daily Mail

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