Viridian Members Escape Robbery + Van Jacking
The road can be a dangerous place, as we've seen with any number of vehicle accidents over the years. But that's not the only danger, as members of the Louisiana rock band Viridian found out after show in San Antonio over the weekend. Shortly after their show, guitarist Curtis Elliott and singer Derek Meaux were approached by a gunman who held them at gunpoint and forced them into their touring vehicle.
According to a Facebook post, "The thief put a gun to their heads and told them to drive. They made off with the vehicle, trailer and all of our equipment. Derek and Curtis managed to crash the vehicle to distract the gunman and wrestle the gun away. Thanks to the heroic actions of Derek and Curtis, we will keep you updated."
Later on in the comments, the band revealed that both musicians suffered minor injuries in the incident, with Meaux suffering a pretty bad bite wound on his arm and Elliott getting a broken nose. The equipment was recovered after the crash, but their touring vehicle was totaled.
In other updates, they state, "We firmly believe that his intent was to kill them upon arrival to wherever he was telling them to drive to. The police agreed. Curtis said he felt like he could either die fighting for his life or die when he got there, so he decided to act. How badass is that?"
The guys added, "Just letting everyone know that we are home and safe. We can't thank you guys enough for all of the support and words of encouragement."
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