Three men robbed a 20-year-old resident of the 1200 block of Mercy Avenue in Mountain View, taking his iPod at about 10:40 p.m. on Thursday (Jan. 27), according to a police spokeswoman.
The victim was kneeling beside his car, trying to lure his cat out from beneath it, when he felt an object press up against his neck and heard a voice order him to hand over all of his money, said Liz Wylie, public information officer for the Mountain View Police Department.
Thinking it was a friend playing a joke on him, the victim stood up and grabbed the object, a knife with an 8- to 10-inch blade. He cut his hand and had to go to the hospital for stitches.
The assailants, described as three Hispanic men in their 20s, clad in black, demanded the man's money again. The victim didn't have any money, but surrendered his iPod. The men were last seen running west on Mercy Street, Wylie said.