A Columbus teen's drive through town Saturday night turned into a robbery that left her without a car, Columbus police said.
The 18-year-old was driving north with a friend on Morris Avenue at 52nd Street around 10:10 p.m. when a 2007 or 2008 medium-sized silver four-door car pulled out from behind her, cut her off and forced her to stop. A light-skinned, 19- to 20-year-old black man about 5-foot-7 to 5-foot-9 approached her black 2008 Pontiac, saying he thought he knew the women.
The driver said she didn't know him, and he walked back to his silver car.
A 23- to 24-year-old black man with a dark complexion standing about 6-foot-1 to 6-foot-3 then ran up to the driver's window and stuck a black pistol in her face, police said.
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The driver thought it was a joke, the officer added.
" 'This ain't a joke!' " police reported the man said. " 'Get out of the . . . car!' "
The driver and her passenger ran from the Pontiac, leaving their personal items inside. Once home, they called police.