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Teen said he jumped into thief's truck after robbery

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What started out as an early morning jog turned into a frightening ordeal for an Antioch teenager Wednesday.

Someone knocked him down from behind and robbed him, but the teenager went after the robber and ended up taking one wild ride.

Javon Ransom, 19, stands 6'4" but someone managed to knock him down while he was jogging alone around 4 a.m. near Bell Road and Interstate 24, robbing him of his last few dollars.

"Unfortunately for me it was a $100 bill," Ransom said. "I just got paid and had to break it at one point in time. It was just at this time."

He works at a nearby Target store and doesn't have a car, but what happened next has people in this part of southeast Nashville talking.

As the assailant jumped into a pickup truck with a female passenger, Ransom hopped into the truck bed and demanded his money back.

"Between the windows, it was just tape. So I tore the tape down, reached my hand in there and said, 'give me my money.' I'm going to call the police if you don't give me my money,'" Ransom said.

The three sped down Bell Road toward eastbound I-24. Ransom was still bent on getting his money back but was thrown from the truck.

Now, broke and broken, he said he learned a lesson.

"Just a couple scrapes and bruises but nothing serious," he said. "I'm not going to jog with a $100 bill, and I'm going to wait until it's a little later."

Ransom said it was so dark he isn't quite certain about the color or type of truck. Police are still looking for the robber and his accomplice.

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