Dialysis patient pulls gun on man to prevent robbery

Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

Independence Township — A Waterford man prevented a robbery by pulling his weapon on an armed suspect early Tuesday, according to the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office.

The 49-year-old victim was approached by the suspect around 4:40 a.m. outside DeVita Dialysis on the 6000 block of Dixie Highway, police said. The victim had just arrived for an appointment when the suspect approached the vehicle from a wooded area between the dialysis building and adjacent Rite Aid.

The suspect stood at the passenger side of the vehicle and asked for the victim’s wallet, police said. The victim refused, and the suspect pulled a small revolver from inside his hoodie.

The victim told police he then pulled his own gun on the suspect and said, “Do you really want to do this?”

The suspect responded, “Have a nice day,” and ran back into the wooded area, the victim told police. The victim proceeded into the dialysis clinic, where he called police to report the incident.

An Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy responded with a K-9 who tracked the suspect for a quarter mile before losing the scent. The incident was forwarded to the detective bureau for further investigation.

The suspect is described by police as a Hispanic male in his 20s, with a dark complexion. He was wearing a blue hoodie and jeans.


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