A surveillance video caught a man apparently robbing an elderly woman inside an elevator, and then having to ride with her until the door opened.
The bizarre incident happened in an apartment building in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida, on April 29 (video below).
The suspect followed the 77-year-old woman into the elevator, threatened her with a kitchen knife and stole her purse, noted CBS 12.
But when the robber tried to exit, the elevator door closed, so he had to ride the elevator with his victim. He spent the time looking in her purse.
He eventually left the elevator and apparently fled down the stairs.
The victim, who did not want to be identified, told WSVN, "I just said, 'Please, give me my phone,' because I was afraid to be without a phone."
The victim claimed she saw the suspect in the apartment complex parking lot, thought he might be suspicious and waited in her car as long as she could before making her way to the elevator.
Authorities say the suspect is a black male, about 6 feet 2 inches and was wearing dark clothing, sunglasses and a baseball hat.