Elderly Orlando man zapped with stun dun during carjacking

Elderly Orlando man zapped with stun dun during carjacking

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ORLANDO, Fla. (WOFL FOX 35 ORLANDO) -

An  elderly Orlando man who was minding his own business Thursday morning got the shock of his life when two accused carjackers zapped him with a stun gun. 

"I'm 75 years old!  Never had anything happened to me like that," said Harold Barkley. 

The victim is still in disbelief after being carjacked at the Eagle Nest Park, just a few blocks away from his home.

"As I went to get in the car, boy came up behind me, said 'Give me your keys! Give me your keys!' and we tussled, and he hit me a couple times," Barkley said.

That's when Barkley said he was stunned.

At least twice a week Barkley prays and reads bible verses at the park.  But around 11:45 Thursday morning, as he was leaving the park to get in his car, police say the suspects approached him and assaulted him with a stun gun. 

"He just grabbed the keys out of my hand, and took the car and pulled off," Barkley said.

Police say the two suspects, Christopher Smith and Trynton Hamilton, both 18, sped off in Barkley's car.  They later crashed near Winter Garden Road and Ivey Lane.  Officers say they tried to flee on foot before being arrested.

"I was bleeding everywhere, I just washed up a lot of that stuff," Barkley said.

The 75-year-old retiree has a gash on his head and a few bruises, but still he thanks God that it wasn't worse.

"That was a blessing right there," Barkley said.

Both suspects are being charged with resisting officers with violence, police say additional charges are pending.

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