A New Mexico man has learned the hard way what happens when you try to carjack three football players coming fresh off of a practice.
Angelo Drew Martinez, 20, of Albuquerque, has been arrested on a slew of charges after police say he asked for a ride from the players, then pulled a gun on them and attempted to steal their vehicle.
But Martinez’s victims were able to turn the tables on him by taking away his gun, beating him to a pulp and restraining him until police arrived to take him away.
Black and blue: Angelo Drew Martinez, 20, of Albuquerque, is pictured in his mugshot with both his eyes swollen shut after his arrest on carjacking charges.
Martinez allegedly approached a group of football players outside the Loma Linda Community Center in Albuquerque (pictured) asking for a ride on August 11
The incident began unfolding on the night of August 11 when the unnamed players spotted Martinez loitering around the Loma Linda Community Center in Albuquerque, where they had football practice, according to a KOAT report.
After practice, one of the players said they found Martinez standing near their car, ‘acting sketchy as if he was trying to get in.’
When the player confronted the heavily tattooed stranger, Martinez told him he just wanted a lift.
The players agreed to give Martinez a ride, but the 20-year-old kept changing his destination.
Eventually, the car came to a stop outside a house in the 1700 block of Girard Southeast. That is when the players say Martinez pulled out a gun and forced them out of the car.
As he was trying to drive off, Martinez lost his grip on the gun, and one of the carjacked football players used this opportunity to jump in the car and punch the suspect in the face.
The players say Martinez (pictured left and right) pulled out a gun and forced them out of the car. As he was trying to drive off, Martinez lost his grip on the gun, and one of the carjacked players punched him in the face
The other players soon joined in, pummeling the hapless carjacker. As they were tying up the 20-year-old, the players allegedly discovered a knife tucked into his waistband.
They also wrested away his gun, which turned out to have been fake.
When police officers were summoned to the scene to arrest the suspect, they searched him and found a poorly spelled note in his possession that read: ‘give me the keys to your wip and a nobody get heart. I know where you live so don’t make me kill.’
In his mugshot taken on the night of his arrest, Martinez’s eyes are swollen shots and covered in black and purple bruises. The rest of his face looks disfigured with cuts and scrapes.
The 20-year-old man has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempt to commit a felony. He was released from jail on August 17.
His criminal record includes past charges of auto theft and shoplifting.
Tough guy: The 20-year-old man has been charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and attempt to commit a felony.
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