That didn't stop a mother of three from running after a car she said slid into the truck her husband was driving. She left him sitting with their three kids and ran after the offending vehicle.
After a mile of testing her physical veracity, the woman got close enough to snap a photo. She made a citizens arrest on the spot, called the cops, and the person of interest -- Deontre Williams -- was cuffed and hauled off to jail where he celebrated his 19th birthday.
Mother of three chases suspect, makes citizen’s arrest after hit-and-run
By Ali Meyer / KFOR.COM
OKLAHOMA CITY – As the snow fell Sunday, a mother of three was making a citizen’s arrest of an alleged hit-and-run driver.
The mother took the law into her own hands after she said the suspect crashed into her vehicle, with her family of five inside.
The victim would prefer we leave her name out of this report because she fears retaliation from the suspect.
She said, “I wasn’t looking for trouble but I was looking to give someone a little lesson about manners.”
The family was on their way home from church in the snow on Sunday, three kids in tow, when they were hit by a driver sliding on the ice.
They were northbound on MacArthur, just north of Britton, when the uninsured, unlicensed, southbound driver totaled their vehicle.
Her husband was driving but she’s the one who got out of the car after the wreck, just in time to see the suspect speeding away from the scene.
She said, “I look back at my husband and I’m already halfway down the street. He’s in the truck with the kids, so I just yelled at him to stay with the kids. And he’s yelling back at me, ‘Stop!’ But I realize I’m too far into this adventure to get the license plate. So, I haul off running in my Ugg Boots after the guy.”
According to the family, the driver fled into the Ski Island neighborhood, with the mama bear from Minco on his tail.
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