Man robbed at gunpoint in Chicago alley speaks out

A man was robbed at gunpoint in an attack that was caught on surveillance video Friday morning in the Bucktown neighborhood.

Ryan King, 30, had just gotten done at the gym when the terrifying moment occurred around 11 a.m.

King had turned into an alley near the corner of Wabansia and Oakley avenues to get back to his mother's apartment when a dark-colored vehicle pulled up and three people got out with one of them holding a gun to his head, police said.

Video from a neighbor's camera in the alley showed one of the suspects going through King's pockets while the gun was still pointed at him. He says one of the suspects demanded his wallet.


Moments later, King says a passerby saw the mugging unfolding and yelled, which is when King's instincts and martial arts training kicked in. King then hit one of the suspects with his elbow and ran away.

"He held a gun up to my head. He showed it to my face and then he went beside me and he said, 'I'm going to kill you unless you give us your wallet,'" King told FOX 32 Chicago.

After King sprinted off, the suspects got back into their vehicle and drove off westbound, according to Chicago police.

King is a National Guardsmen currently stationed in Terre Haute, Indiana, and was in Chicago this past week visiting family.

Police are still looking for the men and the vehicle involved. King says they were all in their late teens.