A Columbus man was pistol whipped and nearly robbed walking out of a bar Wednesday night, police said.
The 57-year-old man told police that at around 7:30 p.m., he walked out the back door of Bobby’s Bar on Morris Road and was approached by two young men.
One of the suspects ran at the man with what appeared to be a black 9 mm pistol. He told the man “Give me your money or I’ll kill you.”, according to a police report.
The man told him that he didn’t have any money, though he had $40 on him. The suspect hit the man across the face with the pistol.
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Both men then got into a Jeep Cherokee, driven by a third man, and left the scene, going north on Morris Road.
The man suffered a laceration to the left side of his face and was treated at the scene.
The suspects were described as a slimly-built, about 17 to 19 years old and standing about 5 feet 7 inches tall. They were both wearing sweat shirts and grey hoodies. There was no description for the driver.
The suspects’ vehicle was described as a 2004 or 2006 gold Jeep Cherokee.
The case remains under investigation.