Heroic grandpa of 11 is beaten to a pulp after stepping in to help a woman during an armed robbery

Heroic grandpa of 11, 73, is beaten to a pulp after stepping in to help a woman during an armed robbery

  • Shocking video captured the moment Simon Mancilla Sr., 73, traded blows with an armed carjacker in a Houston parking lot 
  • Mancilla said he spotted the unidentified suspect choking the woman inside the car, so he rushed in to pull him out of the vehicle 
  • The suspect pistol whipped the 73-year-old multiple times, causing him to bleed to the point where the blood completely covered his eyes
  • Despite others arriving to help, the suspect was able to get away, tossing Mancilla out of the stolen 2011 GMC Sierra truck 

A grandfather of 11 was beaten to a pulp after he attempted to fight off an armed robber who was carjacking a woman in Houston. 

Shocking new footage released by the Houston Police Department shows the moment Simon Mancilla Sr., 73, tries to pull the gunman out of the victim’s black, 2011 GMC Sierra truck on September 7. 

The unidentified suspect immediately begins to pistol whip the senior in the face, causing him to bleed. 

Undeterred, Mancilla proceeds to slug away at the suspect and try to pull him out of the car as horrified witnesses look on.

Another man appears to rush in to help Mancilla, but the suspect is able to drive away as the 73-year-old is thrown off the moving vehicle. 

Simon Mancilla Sr., 73 (left) was pistol whipped in the face by an armed carjacker who he confronted after reportedly seeing the gunman choking a woman inside her car

Simon Mancilla Sr., 73 (left) was pistol whipped in the face by an armed carjacker who he confronted after reportedly seeing the gunman choking a woman inside her car 

Despite the blows to his head, the 73-year-old fought back, swinging wildly at the robber

Despite the blows to his head, the 73-year-old fought back, swinging wildly at the robber

However, Mancilla was eventually overpowered and thrown out of the stolen vehicle

However, Mancilla was eventually overpowered and thrown out of the stolen vehicle

Pictured: Mancilla covered in his own blood following the dangerous confrontation

Pictured: Mancilla covered in his own blood following the dangerous confrontation 

Speaking with local KHOU 11, Mancilla said he was driving by when he witnessed the suspect choking the female driver at the parking lot of a check-cashing business in north Houston. 

He said he warned the man to back off before he jumped in to try and save the victim. 

The 73-year-old needed several stiches as he was pictured covered in blood from his confrontation with the gunman. 

His son told KHOU 11 that Mancilla’s eyes were completely covered in blood from the pistol whips, so he could only swing wildly to try and detain the robber. 

When asked why he jumped into to stop the armed thief, Mancilla said it was the only thing he could do. 

‘I don’t have any choice,’ he said.

Mancilla (right) needed several stiches after the incident, with his son, (left) noting that his father couldn't see through much of it because his face was covered in blood

Mancilla (right) needed several stiches after the incident, with his son, (left) noting that his father couldn’t see through much of it because his face was covered in blood

During the confrontation, a second man (right) rushed in to try and help Mancilla

During the confrontation, a second man (right) rushed in to try and help Mancilla

Despite his injuries and getting thrown out of the car, Mancilla said he did the right thing

Despite his injuries and getting thrown out of the car, Mancilla said he did the right thing

Police are currently investigating the case, and the robber remains at large. The woman’s stolen truck has yet to be located. 

The suspect was described as a white male, wearing khaki pants and a blue shirt.  

There is currently a $5,000 reward for any information leading to the gunman’s arrest. 

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