Caught on camera: Man held at gunpoint
ANTIOCH, Calif. (WHDH) -- Eric Gilbert can't believe he is alive. A man robbed him at gunpoint in his driveway in Antioch, and it was all caught on tape.
"Then I heard someone say get the gun out of my face and I recognized Eric's voice,” Eric Gilbert’s neighbor, Paul Roberson, explained.
Gilbert was coming home at 3 a.m. Friday when the armed gunman approached him before he got out of his car.
Gilbert’s neighbor further explained, "He pulled the trigger on him in the car, didn't go off, then he pulled the trigger on him pushing him toward his house saying you'd better open the door. Eric said no, I'm going to protect my kids. He pulled the trigger again, click."
Roberson relived his actions as he watched the surveillance video.
"Eric went to the door. At the time he winced, I opened the garage door and started making noise, the guy heard it, he stepped back and looked around, at that time Eric seized the time, got inside and slammed the door on the guy," said Roberson.
The robber tried not once, but three times to shoot Gilbert and the handgun didn't go off. Police say no arrests have been made, but they have a few leads they are following up on. Their biggest lead right now is a video captured on Gilbert's home security camera.
"We are a neighborhood here the people here tried to have a good neighborhood watch and do what we can to help each other,” Roberson said.