Suspect: “Yeah, I think I’m in the clear.” Dallas Police: “Nope.”
OK, it didn’t go down quite like that, but sometimes the bad guys gets away. Whether they outsmart authorities or just get lucky, sometimes law enforcement fails to get their guy. That’s apparently just what a suspect in Dallas thought recently, after authorities backed off the chase, turned it over to Dallas Air One, and waited. And just when the alleged bad guy thought he was free, game over.
The Dallas Police chase began at a traffic stop in Garland, according to video released by Fox4new.com. Footage picks up when a man gets out of a minivan outside a 7 Eleven in Dallas. The newscaster explains how Garland police initiated the chase, then backed off. The video’s narrator claimed he believed authorities backed off the chase due to schools dismissing in the area, and the potential for children on the streets. Then the Dallas Air One police helicopter took over the chase, following the suspect until he walked into the store after sitting for five minutes, according to Fox4news.
Dallas Police Spring Trap
“Then he casually gets out, nonchalantly walks into the 7 Eleven as if he’s just another guy in the neighborhood going in for an iced tea or soda pop,” the newscaster explains.
With the suspect inside the store, footage shows Dallas Police move in. Next, a marked car and what appears to be several more unmarked law enforcement vehicles surround the 7 Eleven. Then authorities do a masterful job of allowing the suspect to walk out of the store, across the parking lot and into an open area. There, the trap is sprung as four officers, three with AR-type carbines and another with what appears to be a Taser X26, quickly surround the suspect.
Finally, footage shows the scene play out, as law enforcement order the suspect to his knees and then the ground. An officer swoops in, handcuffs the suspect, taking him into custody. Meanwhile, officers move to the van to clear it for additional suspects.
In the end, on this day, the alleged bad guy didn’t get away after all.