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Fort Worth Good Samaritan helps police catch thief

Ash Jurberg

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It's been hot in Texas this summer, and the intense heat almost let one car thief get away with a crime. But that thief didnt count on the act of the Fort Worth Good Samaritan stepping in to assist the police.

On June 18, two police officers were in pursuit of a car thief in the Fort Worth suburb of White Settlement. Police intercepted Joshua Taylor Brown, who allegedly had stolen a red Ford Focus, but the suspect fled on foot as they questioned him.

The officers, Corporal Jon Porter and Officer Samuel Brown chased the car thief, but due to the heat, Corporal Porter fell behind in the chase.

Enter the Fort Worth Good Samaritan.

The unnamed man saw that Porter had been left behind and stopped to offer him a ride. Officer Brown gladly accepted, and they drove after the thief. They quickly caught up, and the two police officers were able to arrest and handcuff the suspect.

I look over my shoulder trying to see who is coming up on me, and then I see Porter jump out of the car. It was pretty funny.” Officer Samuel Brown

Fort Worth police later tried to identify the Good Samitarn, turning to social media to find out who he was. Thanks to the help of social media users, the identity of the Fort Worth Good Samaritan was discovered; it was former security guard Jimmy Davis. Davis explained he was the suspect running past his house and knew he had to assist the police.

“I told my wife, ‘I’m gonna get in the car and follow,. My intention was to stop the guy from going any further. I did what I had to do, and I would do it again, too, if I had to.” Jimmy Davis AKA the Fort Worth Good Samaritan

Readers, what do you think of the efforts of Jimmy Davis? Would you have stepped in to assist the police?

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