Footage shows a pensioner fighting with masked youths who allegedly targeted his home for nearly a year.
West Midlands Police said they were investigating after two CCTV clips were shared online showing a gang targeting the property of Roy Muller, 76, in Great Barr, Birmingham, five days apart.
The first video was captured just before 10.30am on August 11 and shows one of the young men running down Mr Muller’s driveway with what appears to be a gun drawn.
The Pensioner then confronts him outside his front door before attacking him and chasing him down the driveway.
The masked youngster falls before throwing an object at Mr Muller as the pensioner kicks him.
The young man then gets up before throwing punches at Mr. Muller.
A second masked youth then comes running down the driveway and gets involved in the altercation.
The two young men then sprint down the driveway before the pensioner collects his glasses and heads back inside.
Mr Muller, a former Birmingham City Council worker, was said to have suffered only minor injuries after the attack.
A second clip, captured around 5:40 p.m. on August 15, shows two masked youths swearing at Mr Muller from the top of his driveway.
The retiree then warns the youngsters, “you’d better get out” before they walk away.
Other masked young people then appear before the end of the sequence.
“It’s getting worse”
Mr Muller told the Birmingham Mail he did not know why he was being targeted but was afraid to leave the house.
The youths allegedly threw stones, kicked his door and swore at him for about 10 months.
He said: “It started last October, the first time it happened I thought a car was going through the house, it was so loud, the banging.
“But then it continued, and later they were wearing masks. The longest time I’ve been without it is a month, it can be every day. It’s getting worse and worse .
“It can be twice a day. I hope to catch them and call the police. On Thursday he was trying to hit my glasses and then he called his mate and they both ran.
“I have a cut on my ear and some pain, but nothing I can’t handle. The police say ignore it, but they have to fix it. The police must have been here five times in the past few weeks.”
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Mr Muller’s daughter, Natalie Cox, posted the clips of the two August incidents on her Twitter account.
The pensioner had a heart attack last year and his family fear the stress could lead to another.
West Midlands Police said in a statement: “We are investigating after receiving reports that a man in his 60s was the victim of assault and harassment in Great Barr.
“We fully understand how distressing this is and are seeking to protect the man while continuing investigations to establish those responsible.”