Victim who chased after thieves: 'It's easy to let them go but... why?'
BOISE, Idaho (KBOI) - The victim of a tip jar theft who jumped onto a pick-up truck before being beaten and left on the side of the road says all he wanted was his $60.
Brady Gamble runs a hot dog stand late at night outside the Buffalo Club. When a man snatched his tip jar early Saturday, Gamble chased after him.
"It's easy to let them go, but... why?" Gamble said. "People get away with this stuff way too much. They figure, 'Oh, it's just 60 bucks.' That's how I pay my bills."
He hopped into the bed of the pick-up as the driver sped off. He yelled, demanding his tip jar back.
He says the men inside the truck eventually stopped and beat him in the head with the rock that kept his tip jar from blowing away.
"He just kept hitting me with the rock, over and over and over again," Gamble said. "I blacked out a couple times during that altercation."
Police say three men left him on the side of the road. Officers found the vehicle and arrested them on theft and battery charges.
Gamble said he won't jump into another pick-up, but he's already bought pepper spray for the next time he's serving hot dogs.