EXCLUSIVE: Carjacking victim shares his scary story, offers advice for safety

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 25, 2015) -- An Indianapolis man shares his terrifying story of having a gun held to him then watching two men take off in his car. It happened at the BP gas station at 38th Street and Illinois Street.

"It was Tuesday morning, I was coming home from work," said Kim Handwerk, talking about his routine which turned to terror.

"There's a gun at my neck and somebody saying, 'Gimme your keys and your cell phone', and another person jumped in the drivers side," Handwerk recalled.

Not wanting to be shot, or killed, he did what he was told.

"I was still pumping the gas and he got in the car and turned around and pointed the gun at me again and said, 'Drop the pump', and I dropped the pump," Handwerk said.

That is exactly what a spokesperson for the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department says you should do. If someone manages to enter your vehicle and demand you comply with their orders, escape immediately. Criminals will hurt you if given a chance. Also, be aware of your surroundings and keep valuables out of plain view.

"And don't think that it can't happen to you, because it can," Handwerk added.

Word about what happened to him spread around the gas pumps Saturday afternoon.

"Yeah, that's very scary cuz these days there's no telling what'll happen so you gotta protect yourself at all cost," said Keda Harris of Indianapolis.

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