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Man attacked at gunpoint on Waldo porch speaks about terrifying experience

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On Wednesday, you saw surveillance video that showed a Waldo couple sitting on their porch being attacked.

On Thursday, the man who was pistol whipped spoke only to KCTV5 News.

He described what you don't see on that video: When the men ordered him and his wife to "get in the house" and how he grabbed his door frame to block the door before saying he was willing to take a bullet to protect his children.

“It's been an experience that I would not wish upon anyone,” he said.

The man asked KCTV5 News to conceal his identity because his whole family is afraid, given that the attackers still out there.

He rocked nervously, sitting in the same place where he and his wife were relaxing at their home just three blocks from Waldo's main intersection two Sundays ago.

“All of a sudden, I looked up and he was right here with his gun in my face before I even knew what was going on,” he recalled.

He said it all happened around 9:30 p.m.

He told the men to take what they wanted, but one man repeated twice for the couple to "get in the house." Then, he ran for the door, not to get in but to keep them out.

“I put my hands up on the door frame and pushed back as hard as I could,” he said.

The door was unlocked. His two little girls were inside sleeping.

He held his youngest to his chest as he described what he was thinking at the time. “You know, if I fight them out here, I may get shot on my front porch, but then they run away and my wife and children are safe,” he explained.

One of the men pulled him off and hit him over the head with a gun.

“At that point, I was just trying to stay conscious,” he said.

The two men ran off soon after, which the man credits to his wife's screaming and what the gunmen saw on his hip.

“They saw my holster,” he said, “because I had gone to the range earlier that day and one of them yelled, ‘He's got a piece! He's got a piece!’”

His gun was inside and, although he's glad no one got shot, he remains on edge with a quick open knife to replace the one he usually carries for handiwork and an unsettling vigilance.

“I'm just like, God, thinking of pulling my gun on people,” he explained. “I just want these guys caught.

One of the other things he talked about was his experience with people – even those who know him well -- suggesting he must have done something to someone for this to happen.

He said he now has personal experience with the impact of victim blaming and it's an awful one.

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