It's tempting to believe that if a grandfather was carjacked at a gas station in plain sight of other customers, someone would rush to help him. But, alas, humans are horrible. Aaron Brantley, an 86-year-old WWII vet, learned that the hard way a few days ago at a gas station in Detroit. Carjackers broke his leg and drove off with his vehicle. He doesn't remember being hit, but he does remember feeling the pain of his broken leg as he was forced to crawl on the ground from the pump to the inside of the gas station.
The security camera footage of people walking right by him as he crawls and not even looking down, much less offering to help is pretty damn heartbreaking. He eventually made it inside, where he still wasn't given immediate attention. Fortunately, he's got an impressively optimistic outlook on the attack, saying he's simply glad he wasn't shot. But his granddaughter hits the nail on the head when she describes how people ignored him: "It's sickening. It's disgusting. It's sad. They treated him like he was a dog." Indeed it is. Thank goodness he's okay and is recovering from his broken leg.