A World War II veteran was beaten and robbed in his Florida home by a man who had followed him home from a 7-Eleven.

"As soon as I opened the door he got me in a chokehold," said 85-year-old William Hunter, who then had a message for the robber. 

"I hope they find him and then I would ask them, could you put me in a room alone with this guy?"

Police are using the 7-Eleven surveillance video in their investigation.

The suspect stole $300 and is still at-large.

Hunter told Orlando's WOFL-TV that he couldn't sleep, so he went out to the convenience store at about 2:30am. 

He said the suspect saw that he was carrying the cash as he paid. 

Watch the report from "Fox and Friends" above.