MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) — A North Miami Beach man, doing a good deed early Thursday morning, was robbed at gunpoint, beaten and left stripped down to his skivvies in Miami Gardens.

According to Miami Gardens Police, Robert Leipzig, 57, was in the parking lot of an AutoZone at 200 NW 191st Street at 5:30 a.m. trying to trap feral cats in order to have them spayed or neutered to help reduce the risk of overpopulation.

While in the parking lot, two young men approached him and one of them ordered him into a waiting vehicle. When Leipzig refused, the suspect pistol-whipped him then demanded his money and jewelry.

Leipzig refused again so the suspects ordered him to take off his pants.

Left standing in his underwear, the suspects took off with both his pants, which contained his wallet and jewelry, and also his rented beige Toyota Camry with Florida tag S307TG.

Comments (4)
  1. B. Palmer says:

    What is this world coming to? Well, I know for sure the gentleman is going straight to heaven, and the thugs are going straight to hell. Mr. Leipzig, if you read this, please know that the cat community appreciates your efforts to spay and neuter the feral cats. Thank you. I hope this doesn’t stop you. Just next time take a bat with you and another person.

  2. dan says:

    Okay so what Robert Leipzig was doing catching feral cats to have them spayed or neutered was a service to the community. But doing this service at 5:30 in the morning in a parking lot in Miami Gardens is beyond dangerous. This is prime time for criminals and crack heads to do their evil deeds. Mr Leipzig is fortunate to be alive. Also it seems Miami Gardens police spend more time and effort trying to give traffic violations to hard working people and not nearly enough effort crushing the constant criminal activity going on there.


    Mr Leipzig,
    I am sorry this happened to you.
    Don’t let this stop you helping the ferals.
    Next time bring a gun.

  4. Dan says:

    I feel as though all of Cat lovers can offer a helping hand. If there is a way I can help, please count me in and give me a secure contact. You are not alone.

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