911 call released in attempted gold chain robbery

Nicholas Dragone shot 3 times

PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. - Pembroke Pines police released the 911 call made by a 66-year-old man who was shot during an attempted robbery outside his home.

It happened in the 6900 block of Southwest 14th Street about 10 a.m. Tuesday.

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In the call, Nicholas Dragone told the dispatcher two teens shot him.

"I just been shot," said Dragone. "Two black kids just tried to rip my chain off and shot me."

Dragone told police he was shot in the stomach and the side. He told his wife he had swung a gardening tool at the teens when they tried taking his gold chain.

"Yeah, I'm bleeding all over bad," said Dragone.

Dragone could be heard speaking with the police officers who arrived.

Dragone was rushed to Memorial Regional Hospital and was released a few hours later.

"Why do the rest of your life in prison for a gold chain because it makes no sense," Dragone told Local 10's Ross Palombo on Tuesday.

Police believe the teens left the area in a newer model, four-door red vehicle.

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