SHAME: Detroit pastor Marvin Winans was robbed and carjacked while pumping gas this afternoon. Winans, who leads the Perfecting Church, told Local 4, “he went inside the gas station to pay when he noticed a group of young men hanging inside the store not buying anything. He said he thought it was strange, but he went about his business.” He was then jumped by four men when he came out of the convenience store.
Winans suffered several cuts and bruises to his face, hands and arms. His pants were also torn to shreds.
“I was on the ground and then they went to kicking me and trying to get the money out of my pocket,” said Winans. “When I stood up I called on Jesus, I said ‘Jesus’, and they started running. I got up and my car was gone.” The attackers were able to steal his 2012 QX56 purple Infinity sedan and his wallet. Source
UPDATE#1 (05/20/12): The office of Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy identified the suspects as Detroit residents Montoya Givens and Christopher Moorehead, both 20, and Brian K. Young, 18, of Macomb County’s Clinton Township. They are charged with carjacking, unarmed robbery and conspiracy, said Maria Miller, Worthy’s spokeswoman, the Associated Post reports.
It’s a damn shame that these thugs would rob even a pastor. Reaction on Twitter:
So… Pastor Winans was carjacked in Detroit. Smh… Telling y’all, criminals don’t discriminate.
— LaKeidra Denay (@LaKeidraDenay) May 16, 2012
I dream of getting out of Detroit, again. Y’all they ripped Pastor Winans pants off!!! How ridiculous!!!
— Kelli Brownlee (@HisLoveRevealed) May 16, 2012
So now Pastors are getting robbed at gas stations! WOW!!! Glad they didn’t take Pastor Winans life!!!! Glad he’s okay though! Thank God!!!
— Alana Hughes (@iChooseHoliness) May 16, 2012