NORTH MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A man who was visiting Miami from out of town to see family over the holiday has a harrowing Thanksgiving story to tell.

“Someone tried to carjack me,” said the victim.

They tried but failed.

“It was a crazy situation that’s all I can say,” said the victim.

The man who didn’t want to show his face also said he was kidnapped when another man pulled a gun and forced him to drive some 30 blocks to a North Miami Avenue gas station, but that’s where he’d fight back.

“I tried to disarm him,” said the victim.

After a tussle, he says he was able to wrestle the crook’s gun away.

7news cameras picked up this pistol and bullets in possession of police.

“He fled as soon as I took it from him,” said the victim.

Miami Police officers were seen checking out his injuries, which could’ve been much worse if not for some training that came in especially handy.

“Fortunately, I’m from the military family so I do have some background in training thanks to my brother,” said the victim. “By the grace of God, it could’ve went south.”

A little help from family, even if they weren’t there, for an unforgettable start to the holiday.

“It’s still Thanksgiving so no one’s gonna have to hear no sad story about me tonight,” said the victim.

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