Car test drive leads to stun gun robbery in Hatfield, Pa.
HATFIELD, Pa. - February 26, 2013 (WPVI) -- A young man shopping for a car thought he'd found one, but instead he was beaten and robbed in a frightening ordeal.
The face of the 21-year-old victim is bruised and battered as a result of being pummeled and shot repeatedly with a stun gun.
"Every time I got stunned, I kept feeling like I was going to black out. But I just kept swinging - just kept fighting," said the victim, who does not want to be identified.
Hatfield police say this past Sunday the victim met Jeremiah White, Sarah Nodecker and Richard Stroud outside a Walmart after hearing about the car through word of mouth at a local bar.
The four went for a test drive in the Toyota Camry, and that's when Stroud allegedly shocked the victim with the stun gun in the back seat.
A full out brawl ensued in the vehicle.
"[They were saying] 'Give me your money. Give me your money!' And I took half my money in my pocket and threw it on the ground and kept fighting," the victim explained.
The trio of bandits pushed him out of the car and sped off with $2,000.
A short time later, a friend of the victim spotted the vehicle at Orvilla and Bethlehem Pike - not far from the crime scene.
He called police who arrested White and Nodecker, but Stroud was gone and remains at large. A warrant is out for Stroud's arrest and police believe he may be in Philadelphia.
The victim, meanwhile, says he will make sure he is not put in that situation ever again.
"Anytime you're buying a car, you're not ever, ever getting in the car with anyone you really don't know, and bring people with you," the victim said.
The victim still hasn't recovered the stolen money.
The suspects face robbery, conspiracy and assault charges.
pennsylvania, montgomery county, robbery, assault, stun gun, local/state, chad pradelli
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