Security guard shocked dozens of times while fighting off carjacker

Security guard shocked dozens of times while fighting off carjacker
Published: Jan. 9, 2016 at 12:18 AM CST|Updated: Jan. 9, 2016 at 3:05 AM CST
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NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - A security guard is recovering after being attacked by a would-be carjacker wielding a stun gun.

The guard, who chose to remain anonymous, was finishing his shift outside Tulane School of Medicine Thursday night when a man approached and demanded he hand over his keys.

"He was coming at me hollering to get out and hitting me with the taser and I was kicking and swinging and he was tazing me wherever he could. After the first couple of tazes I didn't even feel it any more, I guess I was just hyped up," the guard said.

The guard said he fought with the attacker for about five minutes before finally pressing his elbow against the horn to signal for help, which spooked the thief.

"(He stunned me) probably about twenty plus times," the guard said. "He was just constantly, as I was kicking, he was hitting me and I know I hit him in the chest a couple of times ... the only thing he was saying was 'get out, get out,' and I said, no you're not getting my car."

Just minutes before the attack, the guard escorted a woman to her car. He's thankful that she, or anyone else, wasn't there when the would-be robber attacked.

"I walked her to her car, she took off, I went back and got in my car and bam, it all went down," he said.

The guard thinks he suffered nerve damage in his hand because of all the times he was shocked. Despite the injury, he plans on returning to his post, the same shift, the same time.

"You can't kill bad grass," the guard said. "I lived through Katrina and I lived through this [stuff] and you can't kill me, I'm gonna die on my own."

Anyone with information that could lead to an arrest is asked contact Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111.

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