It was 4:45 Monday morning. The 49-year-old patient from Waterford pulls into a parking spot off Dixie Highway near M-15. He was headed for Davita Dialysis when he gets a bit of a detour.
The Oakland County Sheriff's Office said a young man stepped out of a wooded area next to the property and walked right up to the man's car. He demanded his wallet and pulled out a revolver.
The man pulled his own gun out and asked the suspect one question: "Do you really want to do this?"
The answer, apparently, was no. Investigators said he told the would-be victim to have a nice day before hightailing it back to the trees.
FOX 2's Amy Lange spoke with two different people near the scene. Both said they think the area is safe and can't believe that it happened.
As for the man who stopped the robbery, he put his gun away, and walked in for this scheduled treatment, then called police.
They showed up, with a dog, but were unable to track him down. He's described as a 20-year-old Hispanic man wearing a blue hoodie and blue jeans, carrying a revolver.