FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA. (WSVN) - A man is sharing his story months after he became the victim of an armed robbery in Fort Lauderdale.

Antonio Seymour spoke with 7News about the frightening moments that, police said, unfolded along the 300 block of Northwest 17th Avenue at around 3 p.m. on June 20.

“I’m pretty sure I’m not the first person he did this to. [I’m] damn sure he ain’t the last person he did this to,” said Seymour.

Seymour, who shuttles people to doctor’s appointments, said he was waiting to pick up a client in his Chrysler Pacifica.

“I had two prior clients I just dropped off, so I was going to pick up my third client,” he said.

But Seymour’s work day suddenly took a dangerous turn when, he said, the subject approached him demanding money.

“I had this funny feeling, so I just gazed back to the left, and the guy was standing there with a big gun on me, saying, ‘Give me the money,'” he said.

The victim described the subject as a skinny Black male, between the ages of 20-30, standing at about 6 feet and weighing 150 pounds.

“I’m trying to explain to him, ‘Ain’t no money,'” said the victim.

Still, Seymour said, he handed over his wallet in fear. Despite doing so, he says he was still shot through the car door.

“He shot though the driver’s side door, and he [hit me] on both legs,” said Seymour. “As a result, I got a dead foot. My left foot is dead.”

The subject then fled the area.

In a desperate move for survival, the victim, who suffered gunshot wounds to his thighs, drove himself to Fort Lauderdale Police Headquarters with gunshot wounds to both upper thighs.

“Luckily by the grace of God, I was five – not even five minutes from the police station, so luckily, I was able to drive myself to the police station, and they were able to take care of me from there,” said Seymour.

The man who robbed Seymour, police said, rushed to a nearby liquor store where surveillance cameras recorded him using the victim’s debit card.

“He goes to the liquor store, used my debit card, then he leaves from the liquor store and goes to the chicken place on Sunrise, he goes to Church’s Chicken, and used my card twice at Church’s Chicken,” said Seymour. “Then he went across the street to McDonald’s and used my card two more times there.”

Seymour said that if the man had just asked for money, he gladly would’ve helped.

“If he just would’ve asked me for $5 or $10 or something, I would’ve given it to him because somebody had just blessed me with a $20 tip,” he said.

But because he resorted to violence, leaving Seymour with severe nerve damage to his foot, the victim said the robber needs to be stopped.

“I’m working, though, so if he’s doing this to a working man, he can do this to my mom or my grandma, you know what I’m saying? My daughter or my son, something like that,” he said, “so he needs to be all discreet, though.”

However, Seymour added, he still feels compassion toward his assailant.

“I don’t want to see no harm done to him,” he said.

If you have any information on this shooting or the subject’s whereabouts, call Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. Remember, you can always remain anonymous, and you may be eligible for a reward of up to $5,000.

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