Kind Samaritans help Pct. 4 deputy sheriffs take down fugitive in NW Harris County

A citizen who was knocked down this Tuesday afternoon in northwest Harris County helped Pct. Four deputy police officers arrested a man driving a stolen truck.

The good Samaritan named Devin said, “I just ran behind him and knocked him down.

The former Westfield High School track and field athlete said he also worked as a trained security guard for two years. The composite experience begins when he witnesses the end of a law enforcement chase.

Devin said: “I saw the suspect running down and he was 50 yards from the officer. So I turned around, sped up, stopped him in and I got out of the car and started running,” Devin said. speak.

Authorities say it all started when a tollgate spotted the stolen truck on Ring 8 and tried to tow him. They said the driver refused to stop and the pursuit began as the suspect drove up and down the Beltway near Fairbanks and in and out of surrounding areas before stopping behind an industrial complex.

WATCH: Watch as it all plays out in northwest Harris County

ABC13 SkyEye caught the suspect on camera as he got out of his car and started to run away, but a moment later Devin says his instincts kicked in.

“I didn’t even think, I came out as a heroic moment,” said the 26-year-old.

Driving home from work, he spotted the end of the chase and watched as the suspect broke through security and started running down Fairbanks. Devin used his car to try to stop the suspect, then got out and started sprinting after him, losing both shoes in the process of chasing the suspect, who was also barefoot.

The chase ended when Devin gave the suspect, who appeared to be lost, a large bear that hugged and held him until authorities caught up.

“What I’m thinking about right now is to make sure I’m holding all of his hands because I don’t know if he has something in his pocket,” Devin said. “He said ‘OK, OK.’ I said, ‘Lie down, don’t move.’ He said, ‘Okay, I’ll stay.’ “

Speaking to ABC 13 hours after the ordeal, Devin said he would still do it again even knowing the risk, and offered words of encouragement to the currently unnamed suspect.

“I wish him all the best. You learn from your first mistake. Whenever you come out, try to learn from this mistake and not get in trouble again.” I said.

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