Meals on Wheels volunteer robbed at gunpoint while delivering food to elderly

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It happened at an apartment complex on the north side, and we're hearing directly from that Meals on Wheels driver.

A longtime Meals on Wheels driver was robbed at gunpoint while out on his route Monday morning.

The 66-year-old victim was delivering meals at the Primrose Apartment complex in the 5100 block of Airline when a man with a handgun confronted him.

"He pulled it out and said 'I'm going to rob you,'" said the victim, who asked to remain anonymous for his safety.

He said the robber got his wallet, his keys and then his car, a 2001 Mercury Sable. First, he had the victim start the car and put it in reverse. The robber then forced him out and to the ground so he could get away. Inside were also 58 meals the victim hadn't delivered yet.

"I think it's disgusting. I think it's awful not just for that volunteer, making him get on the ground -- he's a senior -- but robbing from all the people who were going to get lunch," said Warren Wenner, Director of Meals on Wheels for Interfaith Ministries. "That's just crazy. It's nuts."

Meals on Wheels scrambled to replace the meals.

The victim has been delivering meals for 12 years and plans to continue.

"I'll still do it, until I get ready to stop on my own," said the victim.

The victim reported his car missing to the Houston Police Department.

To help Meals on Wheels, visit the organization's website.
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