Carjacking is never a smart idea. But if you decide to do it, make sure the car you choose isn’t carrying three towering football players coming back from practice. The would-be robber was left black and blue with both eyes swollen shut after his intended criminal rampage went awry in early August.
The suspect, 20-year-old Angelo Drew Martinez, was acting shady from the start. On the night of Aug 11, three unnamed football players were finishing practice when one of them noticed Martinez loitering around his car, according to KOAT7.
The player approached the heavily tattooed man and asked what he wanted. He claimed he was only looking for a ride, and the players kindly obliged.
Once inside the vehicle, Martinez changed the destination multiple times, then pulled out a pistol and told the three players to get out and give him the keys. As the players got out, the 20-year-old fumbled his pistol, and one of the players allegedly threw a haymaker, hitting him in the face.
The New Mexico man was then dragged from the vehicle, and the three athletes discovered the pistol was fake. The two teammates of the driver then jumped Martinez and proceeded to delivered instant justice to the criminal. While beating the carjacker, one of the players did find a knife in Martinez’s waistband.
Law enforcement arrived at the scene shortly after and discovered that the would-be robber had a poorly written note in his pocket 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.”
The mugshot for his arrest has since become a viral sensation with both of his eyes swollen shut, and gashes with dried blood covering his face. Martinez was charged with four counts of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and an attempt to commit a felony.
This wasn’t the first time Martinez had a run-in with the law. The Daily Mail reports he was previously arrested for carjacking and shoplifting. It’s safe to say he will now think twice about trying to carjack someone thanks to the beat down these football players provided.