Milam got on the ground.
“He actually touched the gun to my head while I was on the ground,” he said.
But then the man in black told him to stand up and empty his pockets.
“I had two cell phones on me — a work phone and a personal phone,” Milam said.
He tossed his wallet with his drivers license and cash and a doctor’s note he happened to have in his pocket onto the ground.
“He just told me to run,” Milam said. “I ran straight for the woods. I could run for an open area or I could run into the trees, and I chose the trees.
“I get to the trees, and I’m running through some really thick brush,” he said.
Milam said the thick brush was scratching him up pretty badly but he just kept running. When he was certain he wasn’t being pursued, he got his work phone out and dialed 911.
He was feeling frantic and burst through the brush to see some back yards of nearby homes.
“There was a guy doing yard work,” he said.
Milam ran up, told the man he’d been robbed, and asked if he could come into the yard. He was welcomed into the man’s house.
“They were super nice, great people,” he said “They got me a glass of water. They were the nicest people I’ve ever met.”
Milam said he remained in the safety of that home for about two hours while the police conducted an intensive search for the suspect. Meanwhile, he started tracking his personal cell phone — the one stolen by the man in black — using his work cell.
“It’s moving at first, and then it stops moving,” Milam said. “I guess he ditched it. Luckily, the police did find my cell phone.”