ORANGE COUNTY, Fla. - The woman who was robbed at gunpoint in the parking lot of a busy Walmart store described the terrifying incident to Channel 9.
Nadine Faudoas had no idea a trip to Walmart to pick up items for her children would end in a violent fight for her life on Sunday.
"He pointed the gun in my face. He told me, 'Give me the money,'" Faudoas said.
The Orange County resident said she had just put away her groceries and got into her car at the store on Kirkman Road when the robber appeared outside her window.
The man demanded money and told Faudoas to move over so he could get in the driver's seat. The victim said she had no cash but offered to get some.
"OK, I go to the ATM. I give you money," Faudoas said.
But then Faudoas fought back and tried to get the attention of other customers.
"When he driving the car, I push him because I don't see the gun in my face. He put the gun right there. I pull him, I open the door, I call for help," Faudoas said.
Faudoas said witnesses realized what was happening just as sheescaped.
"I say, 'Somebody help me! Help me!,'" Faudoas told WFTV.
The robber jumped out of her car and ran through the store. He wasn't located, but police released a surveillance photo of the man hoping someone would recognize him.
Faudoas said nothing was taken from her and she's thankful she escaped unharmed.
"I feel good now because God, I say thank you God for that," Faudoas said.
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