LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – A Little Rock man frustrated after he says he was robbed at gunpoint in broad daylight.
Bennie Gray says he was walking down Brown Street near Asher Avenue Friday morning when a man drove up next to him and demanded money.
“God knows if I wouldn’t had any money, maybe he would have killed me. That’s all I’m thinking about and I’m blessed to be alive,” Gray said.
Gray said he was using the money to get a new apartment. He was headed to his daughter’s home to catch a ride after his car broke down.
He said the man took everything he had but knows it could have been worse.
“I was walking through the area and I was approached,” Gray said.
Gray says the man pulled up asking for a cigarette and a beer.
“And I said no I don’t have one,” Gray said.
Gray says he kept walking down Brown Street, and the man stopped him again.
“And he said give me your wallet. I said don’t take my wallet, please don’t take my wallet, I need it,” Gray said.
Gray says the man pointed a gun in his face.
“That’s what got my attention,” Gray said.
“He said give me all your money and don’t play with me, and that’s what I did,” Gray said.
Gray says the man got away with $700 dollars and his ID’s.
“That was part of the money I have to live off of, feed myself and shelter myself with. That was part of what he took from me,” Gray said.
Gray says the robber explained why he did it as he left.
“He said, ‘I just got out, I got to do what I got to do,'” Gray said.
Now he’s struggling to make ends meet.
“I get paid once a month and that’s what I had to live for next month,” Gray said, “I shouldn’t have to say thanks to him but I am thankful he didn’t take my life.”
Gray is staying with his daughter until he can get back on his feet. In addition, the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance is helping him with food and shelter.