White Settlement resident helps police chase after suspect


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White Settlement resident helps police chase after suspect 02:40

WHITE SETTLEMENT, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) – It was a foot pursuit of a bad guy that ended with his arrest.

But it could have taken a much different turn if not for the help of a Good Samaritan who was honored today in White Settlement.

We all know you’re not supposed to accept rides from strangers, but when you’re a police officer running after a suspect and you’re offered a chance to jump in someone’s car, you take it.

It started when a license plate camera installed at an intersection in White Settlement detected a stolen car and two police officers were assigned to pull it over.

“It’s very rare to catch people in stolen vehicles while they’re still in the car,” said White Settlement Police Officer Samuel Brown.

Brown is a rookie on the force who got the suspect to stop, only for him to make a make a run for it on foot.

“I put my car in park and we both went after him,” Officer Brown said.

He was able to keep up despite carrying 25 pounds of gear in sweltering temperatures, but his partner struggled and nearby resident Jimmy Davis noticed.

“I went outside and told my wife I’m gonna get in the car and follow and see if I can do something with it or tagalong I don’t know,” Davis said.

That’s when Davis pulled up and told the officer to hop in.

“You could tell that he looked like he was tired,” Davis said. “I said sir would you want to ride? he said ‘yea…

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