Thursday, February 12, 2015

Dallas police chase ends with a 'citizen's arrest'

Chalk one up for the good guys.

A Wednesday police chase in Dallas ended with two people from another car taking down the suspect.

Dallas police were pursuing a robbery suspect, 40-year-old Atrai Alexander, about 3:30 p.m. in northeast Dallas. The suspect was being chased along stretches of 635 before exiting and driving on surface streets.

The Dodge Challenger he was driving then crashed into the back of a minivan at the intersection of Walnut Hill and Abrams.

The driver of the minivan, Jessica Liesmann, then got out of the vehicle, approached the suspect in the Challenger and dragged him out with the help of her boyfriend who was in the minivan with her.

The two then pinned Alexander to the ground until police arrived.

Liesmann and her boyfriend didn't know Alexander was the suspect in a police chase.

“I asked [Alexander], ‘What is wrong with you? What are you thinking? You're in a school zone!'” said Liesmann. “And he had nothing to say and acted like he was trying to run, so I remember kicking the door. All I can think about from there is, ‘You're not getting away, you're not getting away.'”

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