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Robbers force suspect to disrobe, get in ditch

Robbery suspects (Source: MPD) Robbery suspects (Source: MPD)
Ditch where robbers forced their nearly naked victim to go. (Source: WMC Action News 5) Ditch where robbers forced their nearly naked victim to go. (Source: WMC Action News 5)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

As one man walked down a wooded path, he came face to face with a gun and was robbed. But what makes this story bizarre, is what happened next and how he ended up in a ditch. 

Stacy Antrim doesn't mind walking by herself through her Cordova neighborhood in the middle of the day, but now she's reconsidering after the story we told her. 

"Just walking broad daylight, you don't expect something like that to happen," Antrim said. 

On Friday, a man walking through a path in the middle of the afternoon between Dexter Road and Old Dexter road was robbed. The thief did everything you would expect--took his wallet and what not. Then it got weird. With the gun still out, he made the man take off his clothes. 

"What? And that was just up the street? That's unbelievable," Pamela Griffin said. 

"I'm sorry, I'm going to run to the nearest gas station or the nearest fire station; I don't care what I'm wearing or what I'm not wearing," Antrim said. 

After some clothes were off, he then made him jump down into a ditch.

"Wow," Griffin said. 

Surveillance pictures at the nearby Dollar General show the man and his alleged accomplices, who took off, clothes and all, in a four-door dark colored sedan. As they sped away, they fired a shot into the air.

That's why Antrim is considering driving next time she's going somewhere, no matter how close. 

"I try to be safe," Antrim said. "But this definitely makes me think twice now about walking. I mean over in this area now especially.

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