Police are investigating the Friday night pistol-whipping and attempted robbery of a Columbus man in front of Brito's Market.
It happened about 8:30 p.m. as the 27-year-old got out of his truck in front of the 2025 South Lumpkin Road business. The victim, who was on his way to cash a check, told police he was accosted from behind by an unidentified man wearing a blue shirt, black pants and a dark colored beanie.
He said the assailant shouted, "Give me all your money," and struck him in the head with the pistol, causing a small laceration on the right side of his head.
"He came behind my truck and put a gun on me and I started fighting with him," the victim recalled in a telephone interview. "He didn't take anything from me. It hurt me a little bit, but I think I'll be OK."
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