YSU student feels lucky in spite of being a robbery victim - 21 News Now, More Local News for Youngstown, Ohio -

Updated

YSU student feels lucky in spite of being a robbery victim

Posted: Updated:

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio - Despite being assaulted and robbed at gunpoint, YSU student Cory Davis feels lucky. Lucky he was only robbed and not shot on the city's north side.

"It was actually my birthday yesterday. We were just out, hanging outside for a breathe of fresh air, and out of nowhere they just come up the parking lot ... Before I knew it, he came up, cocked his gun and cracked my face with it, and said 'do you think this is a game?," says Davis.

The 22-year-old YSU senior says he was standing out in this parking lot with some friends just before 4 a.m. Sunday morning at the corner of Fifth Avenue and Crandall.

That's when a group of teenagers dressed in all black with hoodies on their heads surrounded them, beating one of the young men mercilessly, stealing 400 dollars and breaking his jaw in five places.

"They dragged him out behind the car and I guess they just started whaling on him. And they got his wallet, all his money, all his cards, everything. And he has a fractured jaw now," says Davis.

The crimes happened about a half-a-mile away from the YSU campus and YSU police sent out an alert to warn students to take precautions ... even though the crime occurred in the city.

"I honestly have never felt unsafe on campus. In fact, I read somewhere it's one of the safest campuses in the world."

Youngstown Police Detectives are investigating.

It was just several weeks ago when seven robberies and a burglary occurred near campus.

Youngstown Police arrested two teenagers they suspect were linked to those crimes.

  • More From wfmj.comMore>>

  • US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:52 PM EDT2014-08-02 02:52:19 GMT
    United States issues travel warning for three African countries hit by Ebola outbreak.More >>
    U.S. health officials on Thursday warned Americans not to travel to the three West African countries hit by an outbreak of Ebola.More >>
  • US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

    US job growth eases but tops 200K for a 6th month

    Friday, August 1 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-08-01 21:59:07 GMT
    U.S. employers extended this year's hiring surge into July by adding a solid 209,000 jobs. It was the sixth straight month of job growth above 200,000, evidence that businesses are shedding the caution that had...More >>
    A sixth straight month of solid 200,000-plus job growth in July reinforced growing evidence that the U.S. economy is accelerating after five years of sluggish expansion.More >>
  • GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    GM boosted June sales with discounts to dealers

    Friday, August 1 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-08-01 13:42:40 GMT
    By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Auto Writer As General Motors prepares to report monthly sales results on Friday, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping...More >>
    By TOM KRISHER Associated Press Auto Writer As General Motors tackles a safety crisis, a look its numbers from June show just how intent the company is on keeping new-car sales on the rise during a record...More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WFMJ. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms