"All I could think of was: ‘I am surely going to die.'”
That is how Gus Goldberger remembers a shopping trip around Thanksgiving back in 2011.
In surveillance video just released by the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office, you see Goldberger at a Wheaton shopping mall. A man in a baseball hat appears to be following him. Then outside, Goldberger heads to his car.
Authorities say the man who follows Goldberger is 50-year-old Henry Sanders, who pulls out a box cutter. Goldberger says Sanders shoved him into the car, broke his nose and slashed his leg with the box cutter.
"I'm bloody all over because he hits me in my face and he knifes me there. It was just unbelievable," says Goldberger.
There is also video at an ATM where Sanders is using Goldberger's bank card. Goldberger is suffering and bloody in the passenger's seat.
"Every time he asked me to do something, he would say, 'You give it to me or I'll kill you,’" recalls Goldberger.
On Wednesday, a Montgomery County jury convicted Sanders of armed carjacking and kidnapping.
Goldberger's DNA was found on a box cutter in Sander's home.
"I really felt like I fought for some vulnerable victims and justice was served," says prosecutor Marybeth Ayres.
In fact, after the first guilty verdict, Sanders pleaded to two more cases where investigators say he was preying on the elderly in Montgomery County.
Sanders is scheduled to be sentenced in May.
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