A Phenix City man was ordered to take his clothes off during a carjacking in downtown Columbus early Friday.
Travis Scott, 38, told police he was driving his 1995 Lincoln Continental to a Fourth Street lounge and restaurant around 4 a.m. After he stopped at a stop sign at Fifth Street and First Avenue, Scott said a man approached him with a chrome-plated pistol and demanded he get out of his black car. He did — and then he was ordered to “get naked”, according to a police report.
“He made me take my clothes off,” Scott told the Ledger-Enquirer Saturday. “When I took my shirt off, I threw the shirt in his face. That’s how I got away.”
Clad in a tank top and boxer shorts, Scott then started running down Fifth Street. He told police the gunman fired two shots at him as he fled.
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The victim was able to run to the lounge, Lil’ Kim’s Cove, where he met with a friend, who drove him back to his home to get clothes. Scott then met with police at the scene of the crime.
The gunman was described as black with short hair and a beard, age 26 or 27 and standing 5 feet 7 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall. He wore a white t-shirt and khaki shorts.
The Lincoln with 22-inch rims was recovered Saturday morning. It had been towed to a yard after it was found abandoned on the 700 block of Sixth Avenue. A CD player valued at $650 and rims worth about $2,700 had been stolen. Scott said when he got the car back, he also discovered an amp and speaker in the trunk were missing.
“I want him to be caught,” Scott said. “I ain’t worried about my stuff. I just want him to be caught and punished for what he did.”
Anyone with information regarding this crime are asked to call police at 706-653-3400.